Faculty Position in Engineering
The Department of Engineering in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the areas of energy, environment and health at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests are driven by a desire to have a positive impact in both the academy and the wider society. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in global projects or computational techniques within the energy, environment, and health fields. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.
Launched in Fall 2021, the Department of Engineering offers a Human-Centered Engineering major (B.S. in Engineering). The program positions students to tackle the technological, human, and societal dimensions of major global challenges in health, energy, and the environment by integrating Boston College’s liberal arts foundation, engineering science and fundamentals, entrepreneurial practices, design and systems thinking, and service-oriented project experiences. Our goal is to prepare students to become engineers for a better world. Anchored in a human-centered approach, engineering study at Boston College is bolstered by a global viewpoint, ethical underpinnings, and distinctive project-based experiences that address real-world challenges. More information about the Department can be found here: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/engineering.
The Department of Engineering is committed to student growth and formative education. Candidates should be enthusiastic about innovative and student-centered learning. In addition, candidates are expected to contribute to the creative work of building a new department and academic program. Successful candidates will join an internationally recognized faculty with a strong commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that advances the frontiers of engineering research in health, energy, and the environment. In their application, candidates should include evidence of outstanding scholarship and the ability to establish and pursue a program of high-quality research that will enable cross-campus collaborations with departments and schools across the university.
The Department of Engineering is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all dimensions—including but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and military status—and believes that exposure to a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas promotes new experiences and approaches, and expands our perspectives. We aim to foster a diverse faculty with a broad range of interests, abilities, life experiences, and worldviews to enhance BC’s academic mission. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and other resources are available to support activities that help accelerate efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the university.
Applicants must possess a doctorate in an engineering discipline by the start date of the position. We seek faculty candidates who are committed to innovative undergraduate engineering education and whose research and scholarship will contribute to interdisciplinary research and enable cross-campus collaborations with other departments within and outside of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, including the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. Successful candidates will have a notable scientific publication record, leadership experience in past and current research projects, creative research and teaching plans, and will be committed to creating inclusive and equitable learning opportunities for all students.
Applicants should submit the following documents through Interfolio: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of research directions that includes a one-page written and/or graphical summary, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In their research directions and teaching statements, applicants should address previous efforts and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional activities. Applicants should identify their principal area(s) of research (within the broad areas of energy, environment and health) in the cover letter.
Candidates must include the names and contact information of three referees in the cover letter submitted via the online faculty application system. Referees do not have to upload letters at this time, and will be contacted if required. The position is open until filled, but candidates submitting materials on or prior to 1 December 2023 will be given full consideration.
For further information, please contact Prof. Siddhartan Govindasamy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
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.