Job Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor in History


The Department of History at Boston College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning August 2024. Ph.D. in History or related discipline should be conferred between August 1, 2021, and August 1, 2024. Appointments are renewable pending successful annual reviews for a maximum term of three years. Visiting faculty typically teach a linked sequence of two survey courses, “Globalization I” (Fall) and “Globalization II” (Spring). These courses contribute to the History Core Program, through which all undergraduates at Boston College develop a familiarity with early-modern and modern history, focusing on major changes from roughly 1500 to the present. These courses also introduce students to history as a discipline, including the interpretation of primary sources. All regional specializations are welcome. Applicants need not be world historians as such, but should demonstrate an ability to bring a global framework to their teaching. More information on the History Core.

Visiting faculty will also be expected to carry out their research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Salaries are competitive and include research support.


Ph.D. in History or related discipline should be conferred between August 1, 2021, and August 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit to Interfolio: a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, and teaching portfolio that includes two recent sets of teaching evaluations, and a sample syllabus for a year-long History Core course. Applicants should also arrange for one letter of reference to be submitted via Interfolio. All application materials should be received by 1 April. Interviews for finalists will be conducted by zoom in mid-April.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all its employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The university is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.