Boston University, Core Curriculum

Position ID:BU-Core Curriculum-LECT [#23817]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Humanities
Appl Deadline:2023/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/22, listed until 2023/05/22)
Position Description:    

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The Core Curriculum in Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position with a secondary teaching responsibility in the CAS Writing Program. The start date is July 1, 2023. This is a salaried teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer and is a non-tenure track appointment. 

The CAS Core Curriculum offers an integrated curriculum that includes courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. We seek a colleague with experience teaching at the college level who has an ability to work well in a collaborative teaching environment and who demonstrates a broad knowledge of foundational humanities texts. As a learning community, we believe that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to our program’s distinction and excellence. We thus seek a colleague with demonstrated knowledge of and interest in developing inclusive pedagogies that encourage students from all disciplines to engage with foundational humanities texts. 

The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching Core humanities courses as well as courses in the CAS Writing Program. The teaching load is six courses per academic year. Core courses are writing intensive and emphasize close reading of philosophical, literary, and religious texts from antiquity through the beginning of the twentieth century. Lecturers must have Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, strong teaching skills, and knowledge of relevant texts. For information on the humanities curriculum, see Ability to teach the classical tradition and Early Modern European texts in translation is desirable. 

This is a nine-month faculty position with salary payments spread over twelve months. We also provide support for conferences that encourage pedagogical development. The initial appointment is for two years, with possibility of renewal.

Please send a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three faculty members who can write letters of reference via We will contact applicants to arrange for the sending of letters of reference as needed.

Application deadline for all materials is February 28, 2023. Questions about the position may be addressed to Core’s Program Administrator, Rose Grenier (

People from traditionally underrepresented groups in the humanities are especially encouraged to apply. 

BU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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