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Biology Department has part time teaching positions in the following areas:


Fall Term 2016 (August 29-Dec 21)

Genetics and Genomics

Sophomore/Junior genetics course for Biology and Biochemistry majors.  Includes TA support for associated discussion sections

Course meets MWF from 12:00-12:50pm

Introduction to Neuroscience

Junior/Senior elective course for Biology majors

Course meets MWF from 9:00-9:50am


Spring Term 2017 (Jan 17 – May 16)

Genetics and Genomics

Sophomore/Junior genetics course for Biology and Biochemistry majors.  Large lecture course that includes TA support for associated discussion sections.

Ecology and Evolution

Freshman level introductory course focused on organismal diversity and evolution within and among ecological niches.  A large lecture course with TA support.

Plant Biology

A sophomore level course exploring the cell biology and physiology of plants.  Primary focus (molecular, biochemical  and/or genetic) can be determined by the instructor.

Biological Chemistry

A one-semester biochemistry course for Junior and Senior Biology and Biochemistry majors.

Part time faculty receive a competitive salary on a per course basis.   In addition, part time faculty in the Biology Department have shared office space to prepare lectures and meet with students.  Responsibilities include:

            . prepare and deliver course lectures at the assigned course time

            . write and grade examinations

            . be available for 2-3 office hours per week

            . write letters of recommendation when appropriate

            . laboratory instructors oversee ordering and materials associated with the lab.

Qualifications:  Instructors teaching lecture courses must have a PhD in the appropriate field of study.  We will consider post-doctoral fellows seeking university teaching experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV with three professional references online at

Review of candidates will continue until the positions are filled.



Biology Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Ecology & Evolution

The Biology Department at Boston College invites applications for a full time non tenure-track faculty position in Ecology and Evolution, with a 3-year renewable contract. The appointment will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice and we welcome applicants with expertise in any area of ecology from micro- to macroscopic. We are especially interested in individuals who are familiar with novel approaches to ecological questions and can invigorate our Ecology and Evolution course for biology majors. A PhD is required (post-doctoral experience preferred) and candidates are expected to have a record of excellence and productivity in research.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field and have an interest in expanding the diversity of our biology graduates. The teaching load is 3/2 and in addition to the foundational course in Ecology and Evolution will include intermediate and advanced level courses within their specialty.  The incumbent will have opportunities to engage undergraduates in research through structured research lab courses or independent projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in academic advising and departmental and college service. This appointment will begin on July 1, 2016.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and arrange to have three letters from professional referees submitted online via interfolio at:

The teaching statement should indicate how the applicant will leverage their research accomplishments into lecture and laboratory experiences for undergraduates.  Review of applications begins October 1, 2015 will continue until the position is filled.


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