Open Date: August 29, 2021
Deadline: November 28, 2021
The Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a colleague whose scholarship emphasizes a broad vision of education and human development that encompasses the transformation of the whole person in social context – including ethical, emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and/or interpersonal dimensions. The position is in anthropology, understood as one of the foundational humanistic disciplines of educational thought. The candidate could be appointed to any of the departments in the Lynch School, depending on specific areas of expertise. The successful applicant will have an active research program that is related to the holistic dimensions of education and human development, grounded in the discipline of anthropology, engages with contemporary educational and social theory, and is oriented to traditions of humanistic educational thought.
Priority will be given to applicants who have an established program of scholarship, who have an interest in and ability to communicate their work to broader publics as well as among scholarly peers, and whose work will contribute to innovation across the Lynch School.
What unifies our work is the aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just.
The successful applicant will have disciplinary grounding in anthropology. Additional expertise in history, philosophy, and/or ethics would be an advantage. Expertise in qualitative research methods, especially ethnography, is highly desirable. Research experience working in a language other than English, outside the U.S. or in transnational contexts, is also desirable.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference by uploading to Interfolio. For further information contact the search chair, Dr. Christopher Higgins.
Review of applications will begin November 10, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Open Date: June 25, 2021
The Lynch School of Education at Boston College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Educational Policy in the department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education. We seek a scholar of education policy broadly defined with expertise in two or more of the following areas: the role of policy in K-12 education (e.g., policymaking, education law, finance, policy implementation), critical policy analysis and evaluation, local, state and federal policies that affect the education system from early childhood to post-secondary education, the influence of social contexts on the policy process, international comparative educational policy, and policy research about social issues such as inequality, systemic racism and other structural forms of oppression.
The faculty member will be expected to contribute to our expanded policy focus in the new online Master’s program in Educational Leadership and Policy, as well as teach other graduate and undergraduate courses on campus. This person will develop and teach education policy courses such as Foundations of Educational Policy, Educational Policy Analysis, Educational Policy in Practice, Higher Education Law and Education Reform. As a small department, we work collaboratively across programs and seek a colleague to contribute to our shared goal of improving education across the lifespan from early childhood to postsecondary education.
In line with the Lynch School of Education and Human Development’s mission, we seek an education policy scholar whose research is oriented toward social justice and/or formative education. Priority will be given to applicants who have established or are establishing an active program of research, who have an interest in and ability to communicate their work to broader publics as well as among scholarly peers, and whose work will contribute to innovation across the Lynch School.
This person should have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.) by June 1, 2022.
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference. For information contact the search chair, Rebecca Lowenhaupt.
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 website.