Open Faculty Positions

Two Open Faculty Positions

The Chemistry Department of Boston College invites applications for two tenure-track positions to be effective in the fall of 2020. Applicants will be evaluated based on their potential to establish a prominent and well-funded research program and to excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful applicants will join a department of approximately 120 doctoral students, 30 postdoctoral fellows, 200 undergraduate majors, and an internationally recognized faculty.

The two available positions are: (1) Assistant Professor in the area of Chemical Biology with research interests at the intersection of chemistry and biology; (2) Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-track position in the area of Computational Chemistry with a focus on energy and catalysis. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related areas is expected; postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required. The candidates are expected to have published in top refereed journals and demonstrated the ability to perform outstanding independent research.

Interested applicants must submit the following documents via the online faculty application at: for computational chemistry for chemical biology

A cover letter, a graphical executive summary of research plans (one page), curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans (eight pages maximum), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must include the names of three references in the cover letter and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via the online faculty application system.

All application materials must be submitted electronically on or prior to 15 October 2019.

Boston College is entering a new era in scientific research, with the recent creation of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. This $300 million investment into the sciences will include the hiring of more than 20 new faculty and a new 150,000 square foot science center, currently under construction.

Visiting Assistant Professors

The Chemistry Department at Boston College invites applications for visiting assistant professor of the practice teaching positions. These positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years. Successful candidates are expected to be able to teach introductory level chemistry courses in multiple areas. Assignments may include chemistry courses to support the health occupation programs, courses for non-science majors, and courses required for undergraduate students who major in chemistry or related disciplines. Responsibilities may include involvement in the Boston College Gateway Scholars Program for STEM students that supports first-generation and students of color through foundational courses in science.


  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related discipline.

  • A reasonably diverse range of teaching experience is highly desirable. 

Applicants must submit the following documents via the online system at A cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy. In the cover letter, the names of professional references should be specified, along with their contact information.

All application materials must be submitted electronically on or prior to February 15, 2020.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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.