Posted on: 8 February, 2019
Application deadline: March 1, 2019

3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Studies, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Boston, USA

Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences


Chestnut Hill, MA

Open Date

Dec 19, 2018


Mar 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Fellow/ Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. 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 a 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:

In one semester, the Core Fellow will help design and teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problems course, “Global Implications of Climate Change,” co-taught by faculty from Sociology and Earth and Environmental Sciences. 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.


Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2016, and August 1, 2019.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to  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 scholar in the Social Sciences; and (3) potential topics for an elective course in your field.