Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: March 26, 2018


The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Science and Technology Studies, with a focus on Biology. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2018–2019 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable for up to a total of 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 will teach signature courses in the Core. Developed for first-year students, these interdisciplinary Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses are part of an ongoing revitalization of the Core Curriculum. You can learn more about BC’s Core Renewal here: http://www.bc.edu/core.

In 2018–2019, one semester the Visiting Assistant Professor will likely teach an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core Visiting Professor from Environmental Studies) and an elective. In the other semester, he/she will likely teach an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core Visiting Professor from Sociology) and an elective. Teaching in any subsequent year will depend on program needs.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2015, and August 1, 2018.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications should be submitted electronically to apply.interfolio.com/49175

Deadline: March 26, 2018.

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 Enduring Questions courses paired with courses taught by scholars in (a) Environmental Studies and (b) Sociology; and (3) potential topics for elective courses.

If you have any questions related to this position, please send an email to core@bc.edu.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. 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.

Posted: February 28, 2018