Open Positions

Teaching Track Faculty Position in Engineering


The Department of Engineering in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching faculty position in the areas of energy, environment and health at the Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice rank. In exceptional cases, appointment at a higher rank may be considered. Candidates with expertise in all areas of energy, environment and health will be given full consideration. The anticipated start date for this position is August 26, 2024.

The Department

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.

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. 

The Department of Engineering is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all dimensions—including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, 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. Successful candidates 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 driven by a desire to have a positive impact in both the academy and the wider society. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for innovative curriculum development, excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students, and will be committed to creating inclusive and equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Application Instructions

Applicants interested in the positions should submit the following documents at a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of scholarly activities and interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In their application materials, 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 expertise (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. 

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.