Highlands Biological Station buildings remain closed to visitors with the exception of limited visitor hours for the Nature Center.  HBS Botanical Garden trails remain open, and in accordance with University policy masks and physical distancing are required on the HBS campus.  Highlands Biological Station currently plans to offer academic and public programming in summer 2021, observing University mandated Covid-19 safety protocols.  For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.  Please see the HBS website for full summer 2021 Covid-19 safety policies and procedures, and bear in mind that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this spring. 

Open Positions at HBS


Part-time, Temporary Program Assistant

Click HERE for job description, duties, and application instructions. Applications period has been extended through March.


Highlands Field Site Director for the IE program

The Institute for the Environment (IE) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of either Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor. The primary task of the position is to serve as the Director of the IE Highlands Field Site. Click HERE for a full job description and application instructions.