Position Openings

Assistant Professor,
Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe and the Americas

The Art, Art History, and Film Department at Boston College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe and the Americas to begin July 1, 2020.

The department seeks candidates with robust and innovative research agendas and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should specialize in 20th-century art and be able to teach courses that address art of the 21st century. The appointee will teach five courses each academic year, including an introduction to art history from the Renaissance to Modern and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Of particular interest are candidates who can teach courses in one or more of the following areas: theory and methods of art history; history of architecture; and museum history, theory, and practice. The department also welcomes candidates whose research and teaching interests may include analysis of gender studies, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, and disability studies.

Faculty members have the opportunity to pursue exhibition projects at the McMullen Museum of Art and to incorporate Boston-area museums in their teaching. The department also encourages interdisciplinary instruction and teaching in the Core Curriculum.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The University encourages applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, sample of recent scholarship, course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2019. PhD expected by start date. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/66288


Assistant Professor of the Practice of Photography,
Full-time, Non-Tenure-Track

The Art, Art History, and Film Department of Boston College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice of Photography. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract, to begin in the 2020 fall semester.

The department seeks candidates with a commitment to undergraduate teaching, a robust professional photography practice and extensive exhibition record, including gallery / museum shows. The appointee will be dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in the department and in the larger university setting.

The appointee will teach a combination of introductory level classes (Photography 1 and Introduction to Digital Photography) as well as intermediate and advanced-level courses in photographic practice and theory. The successful candidate must be fluent in both analog darkroom procedures (including small, medium and large-format camera technique, film processing, traditional and non-silver printing), and digital photography and darkroom (including capture and editing techniques, Adobe Cloud, image formatting, camera and lighting techniques, and both laser and inkjet printing). The appointee will participate in strategic planning for the Art program, advise and mentor students, and contribute to departmental service. The course load is reduced from six to five courses per year to include management of photography labs, classrooms, and workspaces. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervision of student monitors and managing facilities and equipment.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. URL for personal website.
  4. Portfolio of 15-20 photographic works completed within the last 5 years.
  5. Artist’s statement pertaining to work submitted.
  6. Teaching statement, describing pedagogical approach and philosophy.
  7. Three course syllabi with samples of student work when possible.
  8. Three letters of recommendation.

Applicants should have an MFA degree and three years of teaching experience on the college level.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Applicants may submit materials to Interfolio beginning October 8, 2019: https://apply.interfolio.com/69705

Applications will not be accepted after November 8, 2019.


Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.