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Tenure Track Faculty Cell Biology or Developmental Biology

Boston College
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
to be determined
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology
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The Boston College Biology Department seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member with research and teaching interests in cell biology or developmental biology, broadly defined. The Biology Department is unified by common interests in answering fundamental biological questions, a commitment to undergraduate education, and mentorship of graduate students in the Biology PhD Program.

The ideal candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program that contributes to, or complements, current departmental strengths in cell & developmental biology (including use of in vivo model systems), microbiology & infectious disease, and/or computational biology. In alignment with the University’s goal of building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive academic community, we seek applicants who are committed to the advancement of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities in the sciences.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of research productivity, and a desire to teach, advise and mentor graduate students and undergraduate students in the biosciences. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive startup package, including research and equipment funds, 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.

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.

Candidates of any rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) are encouraged to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, a three-page statement of research accomplishments and goals, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (< 2 pages), and a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion and outreach. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also provide the contact information for three references. All applications received by November 30, 2021 will be given full consideration. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.  Please apply at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 at

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