Position Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor in History


The Department of History at Boston College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning August 2021. Appointments are renewable pending successful annual reviews for a maximum term of three years. Visiting faculty typically teach a linked sequence of two survey courses, “Globalization I” (Fall) and “Globalization II” (Spring). These courses contribute to the History Core Program, through which all undergraduates at Boston College develop a familiarity with early-modern and modern history, focusing on major changes from roughly 1500 to the present. These courses also introduce students to history as a discipline, including the interpretation of primary sources. All regional specializations are welcome. Applicants need not be world historians as such, but should demonstrate an ability to bring a global framework to their teaching. More information on the History Core can be found on the Core website.

Visiting faculty will also be expected to carry out their research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Salaries are competitive and include research support.


Ph.D. in History or related discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/85376 a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, and teaching portfolio that includes two recent sets of teaching evaluations, and a sample syllabus for a year-long History Core course. Applicants should also arrange for one letter of reference to be submitted via Interfolio. All application materials should be received by 18 April. Interviews for finalists will be conducted by zoom in late April or early May.

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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.