Open Positions

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Cell and Developmental Biology

Position Description
The Boston College Biology Department seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cell and Developmental Biology. Applicants are sought at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptionally strong candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level. The university provides competitive startup funds and research space with the expectation that the successful candidate will establish, or bring to the university, a vigorous, funded research program. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research program synergizes with current faculty interests. We especially encourage applicants whose research utilizes embryonic model systems, those who study developmental neurobiology, and/or those who work at the interface of biophysics and cell biology. The successful candidate will join an active and expanding department with current strengths in cytoskeletal regulation, developmental biology, cancer biology, as well as microbiology, infectious disease, and computational biology.

Visit www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/biology/research/faculty-research.html for profiles of the Biology Department’s current research programs.

The university is situated on a beautiful campus dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century and is closely located to downtown Boston and Cambridge. The Biology Department has strong ongoing collaborative efforts with other departments including Chemistry and Physics, surrounding institutes including BU, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University and Tufts University, and has state of the art (core-) facilities including next-gen sequencing, cleanrooms for nanofabrication, FACS, microscopy (including super-resolution microscopy), microfluidics, robotics, NMR and mass-spec. Moreover, the university has recently announced its decision to establish an interdisciplinary Institute for Integrated Science and Society, and the building is scheduled for construction beginning Spring 2019.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/53713. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.
 


Doctoral Level Epidemiologist or Biostatistician - Non-tenure Track Faculty
Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College seeks a doctoral level epidemiologist or biostatistician to join the non-tenure track faculty in a full-time, benefits-eligible position in a new undergraduate program in Global Public Health.

The Schiller Institute is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research enterprise that will address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health, and the environment. It will be the centerpiece of a new 150,000 square-foot science facility scheduled for construction beginning in the spring of 2019. The Institute is planning for undergraduate academic programs in Global Public Health, Integrated and Applied Science, Data Science, and Engineering.

The program in Global Public Health will begin to offer courses in Fall 2019 with the launch of a 6-course minor. We anticipate a 12-course major will follow one to two years later. The goal of the minor will be to provide basic literacy in global health and public health to students who do not plan to make their careers in these fields but wish to gain understanding of how the health of populations and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health and disease shape the destiny of nations. The goal of the major will be to provide students with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of public health and prepare them for graduate study and professional careers in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, nursing and related fields. The major will also prepare students for professional careers as bachelor’s level practitioners in public health in organizations such as environmental and social service agencies, NGOs, and civil society organizations. Coursework in epidemiology will be required in both the minor and the major. Coursework in biostatistics will be required in the major and will be offered as an elective in the minor.

The two principal responsibilities of this epidemiologist or biostatistician will be to teach undergraduate courses in epidemiology and biostatistics within the Global Public Health program and to advise students. Opportunity will also exist to contribute to the work of the Global Pollution Observatory, a new research program in the Schiller Institute that builds upon the recently published work of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and that will aggregate, analyze, archive and disseminate data on pollution and pollution-related disease in cities and countries around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 4 one-semester undergraduate courses in epidemiology and/or biostatistics in each
    academic year.
  • Advise students (the required time commitment will be equivalent to that of teaching a
    one-semester course).

Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH or equivalent) in epidemiology or biostatistics.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in teaching epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Native English speaker or level 5 proficiency in written and spoken English (on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/55289. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will close on December 15, 2018.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.