Faculty Openings

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Ecology

General Information

The Department of Biology at College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in ecology to begin in August 2022. We seek candidates committed to inclusive excellence in teaching, with demonstrated ability to teach and mentor a diverse range of students. A successful candidate will teach Ecology with lab and field components; Biological Statistics; and an introductory course in Environmental Science. The candidate may also teach an introductory course focused on ecology, evolution, and biodiversity and have the opportunity to develop an additional upper-level course in their area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program in ecology that is well suited to undergraduate participation. We expect that the successful candidate will bring expertise to the department that complements the department’s existing strengths in ecosystem ecology, freshwater ecology, evolutionary ecology, and marine biology. Candidates who explore research questions at the population or community levels or who work with plant or fungal systems are encouraged to apply, although those who work with animals will also be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interfaces well with environmental studies and who consider the effects of our changing climate. 

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

For more information about this position, please visit https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/biology/faculty-staff.


A candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field of biology at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current best practices and scholarship in the field. A successful candidate will have published scholarship and show promise in establishing an independent research program involving undergraduate students.

Application Instruction

Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing experiences with, and plans for, diversity and inclusion and the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, statement on scholarship, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see​ ​http://holycross.edu/mission​). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s mission ​and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit​ ​http://holycross.edu/diversity​.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/92000.    

Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in October 2021. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Dr. Justin McAlister, jmcalist@holycross.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.