Open Faculty and TA Positions

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

  1. Teaching Assistant, "Ethics, Religion, and International Politics" (Spring 2024)
  2. Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies (Non-Tenure-Track; AOS: International Economics) -- job posting in September 2023. 

Teaching Assistant: "Introduction to International Relations"

Semester:  Spring 2024
Deadline: As soon as possible! 
Stipend: $4,500  

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SUMMARY:
The Boston College International Studies Program is seeking one TA for "Introduction to International Relations" for the spring 2024 semester (mid-January to mid-May).

The TA will attend the two weekly lectures, run two 50-minute discussions, and provide grading assistance for about 30 sophomore-level International Studies majors. Lectures meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and discussion sections are held on Wednesday afternoons.

Some graduate background in international relations or political science is preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please send an email expressing your interest and experience, along with a CV to Prof. Frank O'Donnell (odonnefr@bc.edu).

Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies
(Non-Tenure Track; AOS: International Economics)

Semester: Position begins August 2024 
Deadline: January 15, 2024

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SUMMARY:
The Boston College International Studies (IS) Program invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice, with a focus on international economics. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, long-term position, beginning with a renewable 3-year contract. It includes a pathway to promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice (without tenure) and to Professor of the Practice (without tenure). The specific area of expertise is open, but it should be international or global in scope. The teaching load will be five undergraduate courses per year, some of which may be cross-listed in the Economics Department or other academic programs, as suited to the faculty member’s disciplinary training. The appointment will begin in July 2024, with teaching duties beginning mid-August 2024. 

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 successful candidate will teach a range of courses for IS majors and minors at the 2000- or 3000-level, including a methods course (e.g. statistical methods in economics), as well as a senior research seminar for IS majors. (The required introductory “Principles of Economics” core course is taught exclusively by Economics Department faculty.) They will serve as academic advisor and thesis advisor to IS majors, and serve on the IS Program’s Academic Advisory Board. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
A Ph.D. in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, or a related field is required and must be conferred before August 31, 2024. We welcome candidates who have professional experience outside of the academy, but all candidates must show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants must submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; and a teaching packet that includes a statement of teaching interests and expertise, a list of courses taught and relevant syllabi, by January 15, 2024. Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/137846. After an initial review, selected candidates will be invited to submit further materials, including a 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. Maria Ordoñez, administrative assistant for Interdisciplinary Programs, at ordonemb@bc.edu.

ABOUT 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 three hundred fifty majors and minors, and twenty-eight affiliated full-time faculty, the IS Program offers robust opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly engagement. Our majors complete a rigorous IS Program core curriculum, choose one of four elective concentrations, study abroad, learn a modern language, and complete a senior research project. See the IS Program website for more information about the curriculum, students, faculty, and campus activities. 

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

There are no posted faculty openings at this time. 

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.