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Tenure-Track/Tenured Position in Engineering (Energy and/ or Environment and/ or Health)

Employer
Boston College
Location
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Start date
Oct 24, 2023

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The Department of Engineering in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College
invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the areas of energy, environment
and health at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested in candidates whose
research and teaching interests are driven by a desire to have a positive impact in both the
academy and the wider society. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience
in global projects or computational techniques within the energy, environment, and health fields.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.


The Department


Launched in Fall 2021, the Department of Engineering offers a Human-Centered Engineering
major (B.S. in Engineering). The program positions students to tackle the technological, human,
and societal dimensions of major global challenges in health, energy, and the environment by
integrating Boston College’s liberal arts foundation, engineering science and fundamentals,
entrepreneurial practices, design and systems thinking, and service-oriented project experiences.
Our goal is to prepare students to become engineers for a better world. Anchored in a
human-centered approach, engineering study at Boston College is bolstered by a global
viewpoint, ethical underpinnings, and distinctive project-based experiences that address
real-world challenges. More information about the Department can be found here:
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/engineering.


The Department of Engineering is committed to student growth and formative education.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about innovative and student-centered learning. In addition,
candidates are expected to contribute to the creative work of building a new department and
academic program. Successful candidates will join an internationally recognized faculty with a
strong commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that advances the frontiers of
engineering research in health, energy, and the environment. In their application, candidates
should include evidence of outstanding scholarship and the ability to establish and pursue a
program of high-quality research that will enable cross-campus collaborations with departments
and schools across the university.


The Department of Engineering is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all
dimensions—including but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age,
marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and military status and believes that exposure to a
diversity of people, cultures, and ideas promotes new experiences and approaches, and expands
our perspectives. We aim to foster a diverse faculty with a broad range of interests, abilities, life
experiences, and worldviews to enhance BC’s academic mission. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and other resources are
available to support activities that help accelerate efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion
goals, with the full backing of the university.

Qualifications
Applicants must possess a doctorate in an engineering discipline by the start date of the position.
We seek faculty candidates who are committed to innovative undergraduate engineering
education and whose research and scholarship will contribute to interdisciplinary research and
enable cross-campus collaborations with other departments within and outside of the Morrissey
College of Arts and Sciences, including the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
(https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/centers/schiller-institute). Successful candidates will have a notable
scientific publication record, leadership experience in past and current research projects, creative
research and teaching plans, and will be committed to creating inclusive and equitable learning
opportunities for all students.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit the following documents at apply.interfolio.com/135156: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of research directions that includes a one-page written and/or
graphical summary, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In their research directions and
teaching statements, applicants should address previous efforts and future plans to support
diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional activities. Applicants should identify their
principal area(s) of research (within the broad areas of energy, environment and health) in the
cover letter.


Candidates must include the names and contact information of three referees in the cover letter
submitted via the online faculty application system. Referees do not have to upload letters at this
time, and will be contacted if required. The position is open until filled, but candidates submitting
materials on or prior to 1 December 2023 will be given full consideration.
For further information, please contact Prof. Siddhartan Govindasamy: govindsi@bc.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Boston College conducts pre-employment 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. We encourage applications from
candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. 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.


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.

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