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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Job Openings for AY 2017/18

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Graduate Research Assistant

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life seeks to hire a graduate research assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. We invite applications from qualified and energetic graduate students from any discipline or graduate school at Boston College who have an interest in the work of the Center. Review of applications will begin April 10 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to hire a candidate by the beginning of May, to begin in the fall.

Please send a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, a CV with contact information for two references and a writing sample of less than ten pages to suzanne.hevelone@bc.edu.

About the position:

The graduate research assistant works closely with the Boisi Center staff on nearly all aspects of the Center’s work. Core job functions include (1) help with the substance and logistics of the Center’s numerous public events and (2) writing and editing content for the Center’s web site, semi-annual newsletter, and grant proposals. Additional tasks may include occasional research for director Mark Massa, S.J. or associate director Erik Owens, management of three to four undergraduate research assistants, leadership of the Symposium on Religion and Politics and other projects that may arise. Among other benefits, graduate RAs have the opportunity to work on a wide array of topics with leading scholars who speak at our events, as well as a broad range of faculty, staff and students at Boston College. The position requires 20 hours/week during the academic year and pays a stipend of approximately $22,000.

Candidates must have excellent writing and editing skills, keen attention to detail, a solid work ethic and a good attitude. Administrative or event planning experience preferred, as is some subject matter expertise related to religion and public life (e.g., in theology, political science, philosophy, history, sociology, pre-med or law). Candidates should be technically proficient on the computer; experience with web design, Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop is desirable.


Undergraduate Research Fellows

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life seeks to hire three undergraduate research assistants for 2017–2018 academic year. We invite applications from qualified and energetic undergraduate students of any major within the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College who have an interest in the work of the Center.

To apply, please send the following via email to suzanne.hevelone@bc.edu: (1) a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position; (2) a CV/resume with contact information for two BC references (at least one of whom should be a professor); and (3) a writing sample of less than 10 pages. We welcome applications until April 7.

About the position:

The Boisi Center’s undergraduate research assistants work closely with the Boisi Center staff and graduate research assistant on nearly all aspects of the Center’s work. Core job functions include (1) helping with the substance and logistics of the Center’s numerous public events and (2) writing and editing content for the Center’s web site, semi-annual newsletter and grant proposals. Additional tasks may include occasional research for director Mark Massa, S.J. or associate director Erik Owens and other projects that may arise.

We will negotiate a work schedule that fits your class schedule, but candidates should be prepared to work an average of 6-8 hours a week at an hourly rate of $11.00/hour.

Candidates must have excellent writing and editing skills, attention to detail, a solid work ethic and a good attitude. Event planning experience and some subject matter expertise related to religion and public life (e.g., in theology, political science, international studies, philosophy, history, sociology or law) are preferred. Candidates should be technically proficient on the computer; experience with web design, Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop is a plus.


About the Boisi Center: The Boisi Center is a nationally recognized research center based at Boston College that brings together scholars, policy makers, media and religious leaders to discuss the moral and normative consequences of public policies in ways that can help us to maintain the common good while respecting our growing religious diversity. Each year the Boisi Center typically has three full-time staff members, several visiting scholars from around the world, a graduate research assistant and three undergraduate research assistants. To learn more about the Boisi Center, please visit /boisi.