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Suffolk University Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, Tenure Track in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology, Tenure Track

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts



The Biology Department at Suffolk University invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track position in Biology . The Department is interested in recruiting a teacher - scholar with a teaching and research focus that would complement or expand our department’s current offerings.

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential including a research agenda and plans for peer-reviewed publications and applications for external funding that include opportunities to engage undergraduate students in research . The successful candidate will teach in our undergraduate program in Biology . The Biology Department offers three undergraduate majors ( BS in B iology, R adiation T herapy, and R adiation S cience) and one graduate program (M S in Medical Dosimetry). We encourage candidates who can teach existing courses that we offer and are excited about developing and teaching courses in their field of interest, whether molecular/cellular, organismic, or ecology/diversity, biomedicine, epidemiology and data science, scientific communication, urban ecosystems, marine science, or other biological areas. Teaching experience with undergraduates is preferred.

Faculty in the Biology D epartment are award-winning teachers recognized for innovative pedagogical practices, scientific outreach and public impact, and active research agendas which include scholarship produced collaboratively with students as well as disciplinary and regional colleagues in the exciting Boston-area health sciences , biotech, and community science research community. Department faculty take advantage of our location in the heart of the city to design exciting real-world learning opportunities , including clinical and research experiences in world-class hospitals and research institutions which are minutes away from our campus.

The successful candidate will contribute to Suffolk’s rich tradition of community-engaged teaching and experiential education that prepares our diverse, substantially first-generation college students—40% of whom are Pell - eligible—for careers and civic engagement. The successful candidate will have a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curricular diversity, mentoring and advising students—especially first-generation college students—as well as conducting impactful research with undergraduates .

Not sure this is you? Contact us to find out! Research indicates that women and members of under-represented groups tend not to apply to jobs when they think they do not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. Suffolk University and our department is dedicated to a building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification.

Diversity, equity , and inclusion are woven into Suffolk University’s very fabric. We have been providing access and expanding opportunities for under-represented groups for more than a century. This mission is lived through our decisions at every level. U.S. News ranked Suffolk University among the top 100 universities in the country for social mobility. Suffolk was also listed 14th nationally in percentage of international students. Through student, faculty and staff recruitment and support, community engagement, curriculum development, and research, the University community works to advance equity for every student, every day. Learn more about how we manifest the core values of our mission at Suffolk DEI ( .

Candidates must hold a PhD by the commencement of the 2024/2025 academic year; ABD candidates in the final stages of completing their degrees will be considered.

Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources’ Careers at Suffolk site. ( A complete submission will include: cover letter (including teaching interests and research agenda); CV; statement of teaching philosophy; diversity statement; research statement; student course evaluations; and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide educational transcripts and letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15 th , 2023 though applications will be accepted until the position is filled . Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews.

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty diversity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. You can learn more about Suffolk University from our website. ( To learn more about the Biology D epartment, visit our department ’s website. (

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Eric Dewar , Interim Chair of the Biology Department , at edewar

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.