Core Fellow /Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Sciences or Humanities
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), Latin American and Latino/a/x Studies, Immigration, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Human Geography, and History. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2021-2022 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable upon favorable review for up to three years. Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. Boston College requires all students to complete a liberal arts Core Curriculum with 15 requirements as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Fellows teach signature courses in the Core. Developed for first-year students, interdisciplinary Complex Problem and Enduring Question courses are part of an ongoing renewal 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 and the Core Fellows Program 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 Problem course, “Citizenship, Immigration & Belonging in the United States,” co-taught by faculty in the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. In the other semester, the Core Fellow will teach an Enduring Question course (paired with a second course designed with another Core Fellow), twice.
Applications should be submitted electronically to apply.interfolio.com/87248
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15 and the position will remain open until filled.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, list of three references, a teaching statement and teaching evaluations if available. The teaching statement should address: (1) how the applicant’s area of expertise and approach to education may contribute to an interdisciplinary Complex Problem course on “Citizenship, Immigration and Belonging in the United States” by designing labs in innovative and imaginative ways; (2) how the applicant’s approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active citizens; and (3) potential topics for an Enduring Question course paired with another Core Fellow.
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