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Assistant Professor of Comparative Theology, with expertise in Christianity and Islam

Boston College
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
not specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Boston College Theology Department announces a full-time tenure-track faculty opening in Comparative Theology, with expertise in Christianity and Islam, at the rank of assistant professor. Doctoral training in one of these two religions, as well as expert knowledge (including relevant linguistic competence) of the other religion is required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate core courses on Islam in dialogue with Christianity, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants should have a record of scholarship in their field and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

This position is an appointment within the Theology Department and the successful candidate will participate fully in the academic life of the Department. The faculty member will teach two courses each semester (which by agreement with the Department Chair may include Theology Core courses, graduate seminars, or undergraduate electives) and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The tenure and promotion process will proceed through the Theology Department.

This appointment will begin in July 2023, with teaching duties beginning mid-August 2023.

Position Qualifications

Completion of PhD required by August 31, 2023.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio (by October 15, 2022.

For more information, please contact

Ms. Patricia Donnellan, Theology Department, Administrator:

Prof. Catherine Cornille, Theology Department, Comparative Theology:

Prof. Andrea Vicini, S.J., Theology Department, Chairperson:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all its employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

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 Boston College supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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