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Core Fellow/ Visiting Assist. Prof. in Marine & Coastal Mgmt., Coastal Urban Planning, Climate

Boston College
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of

Core Fellow/ Visiting Assistant Professor in Marine & Coastal Management, Coastal Urban Planning, Climate Adaptation, or Environmental Engineering. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2022-2023 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 University 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:

In one semester, the Core Fellow will help design and teach hands-on, project-based lab sections associated with the Complex Problem course, “Understanding & Protecting Our Oceans in the Wake of Climate Change,” co-taught by faculty from the Biology Department and the Environmental Studies Program. In the other semester, the Core Fellow will teach an Enduring Question course paired with a second course, also designed by another Core Fellow.



Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Marine & Coastal Management, Coastal Urban Planning, Climate Adaptation, and Environmental Engineering) should be conferred between August 1, 2019 and August 1, 2022. Comfortability with teaching both social science-based labs and problem-based STEM labs is preferred but not required. 

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to Deadline: February 15, 2022. 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 the biology and management of oceans amid a changing climate 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 Questions course paired with another course taught by a scholar in the Social Sciences.

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 for COVID-19.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 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 for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


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