Assistant Professor | Biology

Rivier University seeks a full-time, non-tenure track biology faculty with an earned doctorate and a strong background in animal physiology. The successful candidate will join a highly-committed group of Biology and Chemistry faculty.


The Assistant Professor of Biology is responsible for providing the Arts and Sciences division at Rivier University with instruction and support to the Biology and Chemistry department.  This individual will join a highly-committed group of Biology and Chemistry faculty in the University’s new Science and Innovation Center, a 35,000 square foot facility that will open in Fall 2020.


Candidates must possess a keen interest and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students as well as the ability to work effectively with students of all levels and abilities. Candidates should have a demonstrable understanding of how this discipline and this position support the education of nursing students. Also important is the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both in the department and throughout the University community. The successful candidate may expect a teaching load that includes Anatomy and Physiology for nursing students as well as other courses in the Biology major.

Applications Instructions

We expect to have the University’s new Science and Innovation Center in place by July 1, 2020. The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying) and the contact information of three (3) professional references to (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization). For best consideration, apply before March 15, 2020.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.