Open Positions

Professor in Environmental Sociology


The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for an open-rank faculty position in environmental sociology to begin in Fall 2024. While open to all topics within environmental sociology, we are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary conversations around the issues of climate change, environmental justice and policy, environment and human health, global environmental issues, biodiversity conservation, food and water sustainability, and environmental entrepreneurship. We will also prioritize candidates whose work within environmental sociology intersects with other areas of specialization within the Department of Sociology’s graduate program. The tenure line is housed in the Sociology Department, and the position entails half-time teaching in Environmental Studies, which is an undergraduate major, and half-time graduate (Ph.D. and M.A.) and undergraduate teaching in the Department of Sociology.


A Sociology Ph.D. completed, or near completion, is required.

Application Instructions

Candidates should apply via Interfolio. Required documents include a cover letter describing relevant research, teaching accomplishments, and plans; a current CV; two pieces of recent scholarship; and a list of three references who will provide letters of recommendation for applicants who are shortlisted. The screening committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2023 and will continue to review them until the position is 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.