Drinan Scholars Program

The Drinan Scholars Program funds one Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) each year, for a two-year term, to gain research, writing, and teaching experience and prepare for the law school teaching market. We prioritize hiring Scholars who will contribute to faculty diversity, and, in particular, Scholars whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to race and the law.

The salary for the Drinan Scholars is $70,000 per year (plus full benefits), and the position includes a faculty office, faculty support, library research support, a travel budget, and research assistance.

BC Law Stuart House

For more information, please contact: 
Renee Jones
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(617) 552-6374

Drinan Scholars are selected by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Drinan Scholars Faculty Committee. Hiring is subject to a faculty vote. Selection criteria includes the potential for excellence in legal teaching and scholarship, contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the degree to which the applicant’s research proposal aligns with institutional resources and opportunities. Scholars are expected to maintain full-time residence at Boston College Law School during the academic year.