Courses at Metropolitan College are taught by full- and part-time faculty. Part-time instructors at Metropolitan College carry the title of Lecturer.

Service Employees International Union, Local 509

Boston University has entered a ratified agreement with the Service Employees International Union, Local 509, effective June 2016, where all part-time faculty members employed by Boston University at Massachusetts campuses to teach at least one credit bearing course (including blended courses) in a degree granting program, and who are compensated on a per course or per hour basis are covered by the contract. Online-Courses are excluded from this collective bargaining unit.

All part-time faculty in the collective bargaining Unit must elect one of 3 choices: a) join the Union; b) become agency fee payers (non-member) or c) make a charitable contribution through a written statement submitted to BU Human Resources (Attn: Labor Relations) that payment of Union dues or an agency fee would have an actual or perceived or potential adverse impact on your professional work or outside employment.

The full SEIU contract can be found at www.bu.edu/hr/labor-relations/.

Teaching Assignment Notifications

Deadlines for notice of course availability and teaching assignment letters for the 2019 year are as follows:

October 1, 2018                               Spring 19 Notice of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability

November 1, 2018                           Spring 19 Course Assignment Letters Sent

March 1, 2019                                  Summer 19 Notice of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability

April 1, 2019                                     Summer 19 Course Assignment Letters Sent

May 1, 2019                                      Fall 19 Notice of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability

July 1, 2019                                      Fall 19 Course Assignment Letters Sent

Notices of available courses may be sent after a deadline if the course has been made newly available due to the previously scheduled instructor backing out of the course after the deadline, at which point the expectation of date for the new course assignment letter will be clearly stated.

Other Information

For more information about policies, procedures and resources for part-time faculty at Metropolitan College please reference the MET Faculty Guide and the MET Faculty Resources section of the website.

Boston University also offers a number of resources for part-time faculty: