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Part-time Faculty

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Health Benefits

Part-time faculty who have taught and continue to teach four courses per year for five years are eligible for employee medical and dental benefits.

Part-time faculty who are interested in these benefits and meet this criterion should contact the Office of The Provost and Dean of Faculties.

Work Hours

Part-time faculty at Boston College may work no more than 29 hours per week during the semester(s) and summer(s) for which they are hired.  This aggregate limit applies to all teaching and teaching preparation, as well as required office hours, school/department meetings, advising, supervision, etc.  Part-time faculty are generally limited to teaching 2 three-credit courses per semester or during the summer period [according to IRS guidelines, for each hour of "teaching or classroom time" an adjunct is credited with 2.25 hours of service].