Open Faculty and TA Positions

Please see below for information about current job openings in the International Studies Program. 


Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies
(Political, Cultural, or Human Geography)

Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Application deadline: December 15, 2021

Position Description
The Boston College International Studies (IS) Program invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice, in contemporary political, cultural, or human geography. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a renewable three-year contract. The specific area of expertise is open, but it should be international or global in scope and centered outside the United States. We seek a candidate who can contribute to the IS Program and the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences by providing excellent teaching informed by scholarship, engaged advising and mentoring to the diverse students in the IS Program, and service across the university. 

The International Studies Program offers a flexible and rigorous interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences that develops keen analytical skills and ethical reasoning amidst complex global dynamics. With approximately four hundred majors and minors, and twenty-seven affiliated full-time faculty, the IS Program offers robust opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly engagement. See the IS Program website for more information about curricula, faculty, and campus activities.

The teaching load will be the equivalent of three undergraduate courses per semester. One of the core responsibilities will be to teach the required introductory course “Where on Earth: Foundations in Political Geography” to approximately 100 incoming IS majors in the sophomore class each Fall semester; this counts as two courses toward the teaching load.  Other, smaller, undergraduate courses in the faculty member’s area of expertise will be determined in consultation with the IS Program Director; they must be suitable for IS majors and/or minors, but most will also be open to undergraduates across the university. The faculty member will also serve on the IS Academic Advisory Board, advise undergraduate majors, and supervise a small number of IS senior thesis projects each year as needed.

This appointment will begin in July 2022, with teaching duties beginning mid-August 2022. 

Position Qualifications

A Ph.D. in geography or related field is required and must be conferred before August 31, 2022. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a developing record of scholarly activity in their field. 

Application Instructions 
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching statement (describing your teaching approach and experience), a diversity statement (describing your experience with and approach to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom) and syllabi from courses taught and/or proposed, via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/96033) by December 15, 2021. After an initial review, selected candidates will be invited to submit further materials, including an article or conference-length writing sample and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. First-round interviews will be conducted via video-conference; finalists will interview on  campus.

For more information, contact Ms. Joan Reilly, administrative assistant for Interdisciplinary Programs, at joan.reilly@bc.edu.About Boston College

 

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 at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


Teaching Assistant in Global History (Fall 2022)

Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Application deadline: April 1, 2022

Position Description
The Boston College International Studies Program seeks a teaching assistant for its introductory global history course, "Where on Earth: Foundations in Global History," which is required for all of the approximately 100 incoming Sophomores in the International Studies major. The course (which also fulfills the History II Core requirement at BC), teaches how to approach unfamiliar geographies with questions that demonstrate "historical thinking" and "global thinking"—paying attention to context, looking for connections, developing conceptual tools, and making comparative observations. Course materials address the historical processes of empire, capitalism, and modernity since the late 19th century in the making of the spatial divisions that have come to define our world in multiple ways. A critical tracing of the rise of American global power is followed by an emphasis on witnessing the geographies of inequality in (post)colonial Asia, urban life in South Africa, social activism in Latin America, and the “last frontier”: the polar regions.

We are seeking 2 TAs to help run the course. Each TA will run three 50-minunte in-person discussion sessions on Fridays; must be available for office hours 1-2 hours per week (in-person or on Zoom); will help monitor the weekly discussion blog; and will help grade the final project. The workload should average about 8 hours per week during the Fall semester; the salary is $4,500. 

Position Qualifications
We are seeking a diverse team of TAs who bring a wide range of experience to bear upon their academic focus on geography, global history, or related fields. Experience as a teacher or teaching assistant strongly preferred. 

Application Instructions 
Applicants should email Prof. Stacie Kent (kentsd@bc.edu) to describe your interest and qualifications; please include your curriculum vitae.


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