Boston University, Department of Biology

Position ID:BU-Biology-PDOC [#27418]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Biology Content Developer
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2024/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/29, listed until 2024/08/22)
Position Description:    

The Department of Biology at Boston University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Biology Content Developer starting June 1, 2024. This is a 3-year appointment, which is non-renewable, and is a 12-month full-time position. BU offers a competitive benefits package, including a competitive benefits package. 

We seek a dynamic individual to be a main contributor to our Introductory Biology Course Transformation project. The goal of this multi-year project is a major revision of our two-semester core Introductory Biology courses, rooted in evidence-based pedagogy. These large-enrollment courses span the breadth of biology, from molecular biology to the global ecosystem.

The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained biologist with an interest/background in curriculum design and development. We seek a strong team player, who can work both collaboratively (with the four faculty instructors) and independently in the development of curriculum changes, as we redesign traditional lectures into student-centered, inclusive class sessions. The Biology department is a large, collaborative, and dynamic environment that values diversity and inclusion. This position focuses on content creation and curriculum design; there is no teaching aspect (although teaching options can be discussed). 

To apply, please submit via
A cover letter
Current CV
Teaching Statement, highlighting your approach to curriculum design for an inclusive classroom
Also, be prepared to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent if requested

The Department of Biology believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are especially eager to have colleagues join our department who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please direct email queries to Dr. Kale Hartmann (

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. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
5 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215