Position Title: Tenured Appointment Faculty Position:
Louise McMahon Ahearn Endowed Professor
Position Type: Faculty
Open Date: July 26, 2021
Close Date: Open until filled
Louise McMahon Ahearn Endowed Professor
Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) seeks to make a
full professor appointment for the
Louise McMahon Ahearn Endowed Professorship
beginning September 1, 2022. As one of the nation’s top 10 schools
of social work, the Boston College School of Social Work is
dedicated to pursuing pioneering research, scholarship, and
practice to tackle some of the most complex social problems at home
and around the world. BCSSW prepares scholars and social work
professionals to create transformative, evidence-based
interventions to improve the most vulnerable lives, with a
particular focus on training leaders to advance equity, justice,
and inclusion in diverse communities across the globe.
We seek for the Louise McMahon Ahearn Endowed
Professorship an accomplished full professor or associate professor
whose research and scholarship has helped shape the contemporary
understanding of the causes and consequences, throughout the life
course, of the effects of race and inequities on children,
youth, families, older adults, and communities.
Competitive applicants will be knowledgeable about the impact of
these factors and interventions on quality of life experiences,
such as health disparities, trauma and mental health, interpersonal
violence, education, or employment. Candidates must have experience
in research and practice with Black communities. The ideal
candidate for this Endowed Professorship will have an active
extramurally-funded research portfolio, demonstrated leadership in
the field, as well as a willingness to work collaboratively and
lead both within their discipline and across disciplines. The
candidate will be an individual who can bring vision, leadership,
and enthusiasm to the School of Social Work to mentor junior
faculty and build an innovative program of education, research, and
interventions to enable thriving, flourishing Black communities.
The Ahearn chair will have opportunities to pursue
transdisciplinary collaborations with the Schiller Institute for
Integrated Science and Society, contribute to the school’s
curricular innovations to respond to the aspirations of Black
communities, and leverage centers in the school including the
Center for Social Innovation in these efforts.
Candidates must possess an active portfolio of research and
scholarship with Black communities, including a demonstrated
capacity for obtaining external funding, and a record of teaching.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold an MSW and/or PhD
in Social Work. Candidates from related disciplines such as
sociology, political science, psychology, public health,
anthropology, economics, and education are also welcome to apply.
Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to
Applicants who are interested in being part of a vibrant
community of social work scholars should apply online via
Interfolio. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, a writing sample, and an equity, justice, and inclusion
statement. Additional documents helpful in the evaluation of the
candidate are welcome.
To apply for the position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/79949.
Direct all inquiries regarding this position to Gautam N.
Yadama, Dean, Boston College School of Social Work
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Boston College conducts background checks
as part of the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring
process. Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that
strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational
commitment to formative liberal arts education. 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. In concert with
our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to
the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic
faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a
multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications
from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and
covered veterans. Boston College and the school of social work are
committed to social justice in their pursuit to address the world’s
urgent problems. 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.
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