Suffolk University is hiring an

Instructor, Non-tenure Track

Boston, United States

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for a full-time, non-tenure track, Instructor position starting January 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 with the possibility of renewal subject to College and University needs. We are seeking candidates with a doctorate in biology or a closely related field. This position will involve course instruction, lab management duties, faculty research support, and undergraduate student advising and mentorship.

The teaching and lab support responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to introductory biology (BIO111/L111 and BIO114/L114) and microbiology (BIO285). This position will include the propagation of non-animal specimens (including plants) and invertebrates, providing for the care and proper functioning of the plant growth chamber and all of the light and stereo microscopes for the department (upwards of 50 scopes), curating preserved specimens and skeletons of various animal taxa, and organizing, maintaining, and modernizing an extensive collection of microscope slides. The Instructor will also assist with developing and implementing experiential laboratory exercises for our students.

Additionally, the instructor will provide expertise and support to full time faculty conducting research in the department. The instructor will assist with the drafting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the creation of safety training programs and protocols for students and faculty working with a variety of organism. The instructor will ensure that all safety protocols are implemented in a timely fashion and that they remain up to date. The instructor will also create an electronic inventory and preventative maintenance schedule for all of the equipment housed in the department.

Working at Suffolk 

Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. 

Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines.  We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market.  We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners.  We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing out students to be leaders in the global community.  We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork and cooperation.

We compete for the best talent.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.  Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.  We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges.
  • Discounted home and auto insurance               

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