Boston University ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, College of Arts & Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Boston University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Change Biology starting in Fall 2019, pending final budget approval. We seek a candidate whose research addresses fundamental questions concerning human-induced environmental change at the level of genes, organisms, communities, or ecosystems in terrestrial, marine, or freshwater systems. Any scale of inquiry is appropriate from genes to the biosphere, with a focus on biotic interactions under environmental change. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing group of researchers in global change biology at BU across the Departments of Biology, Earth & Environment, and Environmental Health, as well as several interdisciplinary programs such as the Ph.D. Program in Biogeoscience. Responsibilities include establishing a research program with extramural funding, and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018. Please use AcademicJobsOnline ( to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the cover letter, we invite applicants to include accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Inquiries can be addressed to Pamela Templer (, Chair, Global Change Biology Search Committee. Please visit the following websites for additional information about the Biology Department (

Required Skills

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tracking Code: 2048/I2018

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Based on experience