The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in History. The appointment for this one-year visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2017–2018 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is potentially renewable. 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 one semester the visiting assistant professor will teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problems course, “Understanding Race, Gender, and Violence,” co-taught by faculty from History and Sociology. In the other semester, he/she will teach two courses: an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core visiting professor from Sociology) and an elective in his/her field.
Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2017.
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; (2) potential topics for an Enduring Questions course paired with another course taught by a sociologist; and (3) potential topics for an elective course in your field.
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