National Institute on Aging

Boston University — Lecturer, Non-Tenure-Track, Natural Science

Natural Science: Lecturer, Non-Tenure-Track, College of General Studies, Boston University. One-year position with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years in an undergraduate general education program. This position is unionized with a starting salary of $70,000 and a 1-year contract. You will be joining a small faculty of 7 biologists and 2 physicists who teach in a team system with colleagues in the humanities and social sciences. We actively seek to diversify our faculty, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor and nurtures the intellectual and social skills that help us engage affirmatively and skillfully across social, cultural, and philosophical differences.

The assignment will be teaching an introductory biology course focusing on population and community ecology, and evolution (including human evolution) in the fall semester and a human ecology course with an interdisciplinary capstone project in the spring semester. (Course descriptions may be found at We have a vibrant undergraduate research program through our Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning ( which can help pair our students with faculty interests. Faculty are also free to design courses for our interdisciplinary studies minor ( and for Boston University’s Cross College Challenge program ( Employment begins in the Fall of 2023.

Requirements: We seek exceptional scholars with a Ph.D. in the field of biology (any field with an ecological or evolutionary slant particularly encouraged) and teaching experience at the college level required. We are especially interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, and particularly in the natural sciences. Applications must include a 1) cover letter that describes how your teaching and research/creative interests fit within the interdisciplinary mission of the College of General Studies, 2) curriculum vita, 3) three current letters of recommendation, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and how you would develop pedagogies that encourage full participation of students, as well as experience in the teaching of writing, rhetoric, and critical thinking, 4) a statement of research interests focused on undergraduates, and 5) a writing sample. Please send your materials electronically ( to Dr. Kari Lavalli, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, College of General Studies, Boston University. The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 31, 2023. Initial interviews will be by Zoom, followed by in-person interviews.

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. Boston University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.