Boston College is welcoming 63 full-time faculty members this academic year, one of the largest such cohorts in recent memory, according to University administrators—and one that also reflects key objectives in BC’s efforts to recruit outstanding scholars.

“This year’s new faculty cohort is not only among the biggest but also the most diverse and accomplished,” said Vice Provost for Faculties Billy Soo. “These remarkable additions to our faculty during one of the most competitive labor markets in memory is a testament to the attractiveness of Boston College and the efforts of our deans and faculty in bringing them to campus.”

Almost half of BC’s new hires are faculty of color, including 13 Black faculty, both all-time highs, noted Soo. Eleven of the new faculty members are Asian and six are Hispanic.

Six of the new faculty are filling endowed chairs—important benchmarks of academic excellence in and of themselves, Soo pointed out; half are women and half are faculty of color.

Yet another key development cited by Soo is the arrival of two faculty members at the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research center addressing critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health, and the environment, and the centerpiece of BC’s new state-of-the-art science facility at 245 Beacon Street.

“We are delighted to welcome our 63 new faculty members to the University community, and the expertise and experience they bring with them,” said Soo. “They will play an enormous role in helping BC fulfill its academic and formational mission.”

University Communications | September 2022


University Communications | September 2022