Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Fellow/ Visiting Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences or Humanities with disciplinary interests in (but not limited to) Sociology, Human Geography, Cultural Studies, Latin American and Latino/a/x Studies, Immigration, or Ethics. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2019–2020 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable upon favorable review for up to three years. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Boston College requires all students to complete a fifteen-course liberal arts Core Curriculum as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Visiting Assistant Professors teach signature courses in the Core. Developed for first-year students, interdisciplinary Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses are part of an ongoing revitalization of the Core Curriculum. As a Core Fellow, the position includes participation in the Core Fellows Program, a program designed to help new doctorates with their scholarly pursuits as well as become outstanding instructors through pedagogical training focused on education of the whole person. You can learn more about BC's Core Curriculum here: http://www.bc.edu/core.
In one semester, the Core Fellow will help design and teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problems course, Citizenship, Immigration & Belonging in the United States, co-taught by faculty in the Boston College Lynch School of Education. In the other semester, he/she will teach two courses: an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core Fellow) and an elective in his/her field.
Applications should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/58950.
Deadline: March 1, 2019. Please submit a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, three letters of reference, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should address: (1) how the applicant's approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active citizens; (2) potential topics for an Enduring Questions course paired with another course taught by a Core Fellow in the Natural Sciences; and (3) potential topics for an elective course in your field.
Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2019.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2595
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.