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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.


Boston College is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer, committed to improving diversity



Biology Part-time Faculty Positions for Spring 2016


Spring Term 2016 (Jan 18 – May 17)

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.

Human Anatomy Lab

  • Laboratory associated with a lecture course using the  cat as a model for human anatomy.  Laboratory instructor will work collaboratively with course instructor to develop a coordinating program of study for four lab sections.


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.



Instructors teaching lecture courses must have a PhD in the appropriate field of study. We will consider post-doctoral fellows seeking university teaching experience.  Instructors teaching laboratory courses associated with a lecture course must have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a relevant course of study and appropriate experience to work collaboratively with the course instructor.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit their CV through Interfolio at: before July 1st 2015 and include the names of three professional references.  Review of candidates will continue until the positions are filled.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.