Faculty Position: Developmental Biology


Biology Department of Boston College

Date Posted: 11/05/2020
City: Chestnut Hill
State: Massachusetts
Primary Category: Research 
Type of Position: Faculty

Description & Details:

The Biology Department of Boston College seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member with research and teaching interests in the area of Cell & Developmental Biology.

The ideal candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program that contributes to, or complements, current strengths in using in vivo model systems to answer fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive startup package including research and equipment funds and laboratory space, IT/computational support, grant preparation and management assistance, and access to shared resources and state-of-the-art core facilities including imaging/microscopy (including super-resolution microscopy), NexGen sequencing, flow-cytometry/FACS, NMR, and mass-spectrometry. Finally, all new faculty members receive active and dedicated mentoring to help ensure success at Boston College. In alignment with the University’s goal of building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive academic community, we are seeking individuals who are committed to the advancement of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities in the sciences. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong record of research productivity, and a desire to teach, advise and mentor graduate students and undergraduate students in the biosciences.

The Biology Department is home to a dynamic research community embedded in a highly ranked, liberal arts university campus located close to downtown Boston and Cambridge. The surrounding region constitutes a global research hub, comprising numerous universities, research institutes, biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies. The Biology Department hosts a graduate program in the biosciences; provides lecture and laboratory courses and research opportunities for undergraduates majoring in biology and biochemistry; and actively participates in the Gateway Scholar’s Program for underserved minorities and first-generation college students majoring in STEM fields at Boston College. Faculty and their research teams also have access to new facilities and interdisciplinary collaborations provided by The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.

Qualifications: Candidates of any rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) may apply.

To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, a three-page statement of research accomplishments and goals, and a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (2-3 pages). Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also provide contact information for three (3) references. All applications received by December 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.