Faculty Position – Biology (Full-Time)


The Biology Department at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is seeking applications for a full time, tenure track position starting in the fall of 2020.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Genetics, or a related field, and evidence of ongoing scholarly research.  All applicants should have a commitment to integrate faith and learning in the classroom and a desire to advise and work with undergraduate students in the laboratory.  Prior teaching experience is preferred, and demonstration of campus and community involvement is strongly encouraged.  Applicants should be committed Christians and active in their local church. ENC is a fully accredited, co-educational, liberal arts college serving students who desire preparation for service and leadership in an environment of vital Christianity on Boston’s south shore.  The Biology Department has a century long tradition of excellence in education and research.  The majority of our majors pursue advanced degrees after graduation in areas ranging from genetics to environmental science to medicine.



  • Type: Faculty
  • Posting date: 10/10/2019
  • Responsibilities:
    • A teaching load of 24 credits (eight three-credit courses or the equivalent) per academic year.  Examples of courses and labs to be taught include: Principles of Biology (non-majors), Introduction to Plants & Animals (freshman majors course), Bioinformatics, and Genetics.  Other courses and labs are possible as determined by the candidate’s expertise and interests.
    • Participation in the development and improvement of department curricula and courses with a particular emphasis on developing components of an online computational biology major.
    • Other responsibilities will include undergraduate advising, committee work, attendance at faculty meetings and commencement, and service to the department, college, and local community.


  • Requirements:
    • Have completed a doctorate in Computational Biology, Genetics or a related field.
    • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants with other kinds of teaching experience will be considered. 
    • Ongoing scholarly research that can be implemented in an undergraduate academic setting.
    • Demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service which is in accord with the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.


  • Application Deadline: Until Filled
  • Start Date: August 2020
  • How To Apply:

    Please submit your curriculum vitae along with the following five items: 1) a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications outlined above, 2) names and contact information of three references, 3) a description of ways you plan to involve undergraduates in their research, 4) a philosophy of education, and 5) a statement of faith/narrative of your Christian journey.

  • Name: Human Resources Director
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Address: Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
  • Phone: 617-745-3723
  • Email: careers@enc.edu

Eastern Nazarene College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.”  Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.

Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more.  In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Mission Statement

The mission of Eastern Nazarene College is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement

Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating “the best in education and the best in Christian faith”.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.