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Assistant Professor of the Practice: First-Year Writing and Introduction to Literature

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Salary is commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Messina College at Boston College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice of English to teach First-Year Writing and Introduction to Literature. For candidates with considerable teaching experience, a higher rank may be considered. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract to begin in the summer session of 2024 (July 1). The teaching load is six courses per year, with the anticipated distribution of 2 courses in the summer and two in the fall and spring semesters. This position involves teaching as well as advising Messina College students.

A completed application should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, an advising/mentoring statement, and three letters of recommendation. Two of the letters of recommendation should primarily deal with the candidate's teaching. The teaching statement should indicate the candidate’s pedagogical approach, outline the courses they may offer, and highlight any relevant teaching experience with first-generation students. Review of applications begins December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Electronic inquiries concerning this position may be directed to Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Dean of Messina College, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

About Messina College: Messina College is a new two-year residential college division of Boston College that will offer an associate’s degree program for 100 first-generation and low-income students annually beginning in the 2024–25 academic year. The program aims to prepare students to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program or begin their professional careers. Messina College students will live and study on the Brookline Campus of Boston College and have full access to BC’s facilities and programs.

Applicants may learn more about Messina College at This position would involve interacting with Boston College English Department faculty members. Learn more about the BC English Department at

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