Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies (Modern Korea)

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

The Boston College International Studies Program invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice, with a focus on modern Korea. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract, to begin in the 2020 fall semester. Teaching load will be 3/3, with courses offered in coordination with the Asian Studies Program and the academic department best suited to the faculty member’s disciplinary training. We seek a candidate who can contribute at Boston College by providing scholarly and programmatic leadership in Korean Studies, building campus engagement on Korea-related issues, and making substantial contributions to the International Studies Program.

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-nine 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.


A Ph.D. in history, political science, sociology, or a related field is required. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Highly desirable qualifications include experience with undergraduate academic advising, and experience organizing campus-based scholarly and community events about Korea.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/72020); questions can be directed to Ms. Patricia Joyce (patricia.joyce@bc.edu). Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, three letters of reference, and a teaching packet that includes a statement of teaching interests and expertise, relevant syllabi and student evaluations, if available. Applications must be received via Interfolio by January 15, 2020.

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.