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 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 Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Part Time Teaching Position - Spring Term 2019 (Jan 14 – May 14)

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.

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.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit their CV to and include the names of three professional references. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

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.