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Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biology

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Salary is commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 31, 2023

Messina College at Boston College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biology. For candidates with considerable teaching experience, a higher rank may be considered. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract, to begin in the summer session of 2024 (July 1). The teaching load is 5 courses per year, with the anticipated distribution of 1 course in the summer and 2 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. This position involves teaching as well as advising students at Messina College.

About Messina College:

Messina College is a new two-year residential college division of Boston College that will offer an associate’s degree program for 100 first-generation and low-income students annually beginning in the 2024–25 academic year. The program aims to prepare students to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program or begin their professional careers. Messina College students will live and study on the Brookline Campus of Boston College and have full access to BC’s facilities and programs. 

Applicants may learn more about Messina College at This position would involve interacting with faculty members of the Boston College Biology Department. Learn more about the BC Biology Department at

Minimum Requirements:

Our priority is to hire an outstanding educator, qualified to teach General Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, including hands-on oversight of the course’s laboratories, and additional assignments as needed within the natural sciences. We seek candidates with genuine interest and expertise in working with first-generation college students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates whose professional experience and instructional expertise overlap with the needs of our undergraduates as they prepare for careers in nursing and allied health professions. Requirements include a Ph.D. in a life sciences discipline, or a related field (e.g., physiology, biology, cell biology) and several years of college teaching experience. Post-doctoral research or related clinical experience is desired. 

Application Requirements:

A completed application should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, an advising/mentoring statement, and three letters of recommendation. Two of the letters of recommendation should primarily focus on the candidate's teaching. The teaching statement should indicate the candidate’s pedagogical approach to science education, outline the courses they may offer, and highlight any relevant teaching experience with first-generation students. 

Review of applications begins December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply through Interfolio:

Electronic inquiries concerning this position may be directed to Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Dean of Messina College, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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