Boston College, University Core Curriculum

Position ID:Boston College-University Core Curriculum-VAP [#27133]
Position Title: Core Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences
Position Location:Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, United States
Subject Area: Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2024/03/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/07, listed until 2024/08/07)
Position Description:    

Position Description
The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences with a focus on Social Justice, Urban/Environmental Planning, the American City, and/or Housing Policy. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2024-2025 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable upon favorable review for up to three years. 

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. Boston College requires all students to complete a liberal arts University Core Curriculum with 15 requirements as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Fellows teach signature courses in the Core including interdisciplinary Complex Problem and Enduring Question courses developed for first-year students which are part of an ongoing renewal of the University Core Curriculum. Core Fellows participate in the Core Fellows Program, which is designed to help newly-minted PhD holders in their scholarly pursuits as well as in becoming outstanding instructors through pedagogical training focused on the education of the whole person. You can learn more about BC’s Core Curriculum and the Core Fellows Program here: http://www.bc.edu/core.

During one semester of the 2024-2025 academic year, the Core Fellow will join a teaching team for a course with lecture, lab, and reflection session components. The Core Fellow will be primarily responsible for hands-on, project-based lab sections associated with the Complex Problem course, “Real Estate and Urban Action: Transforming Communities and Increasing Access to Opportunity,” co-taught by faculty from the Carroll School of Management and the Economics Department. In the other semester, the Core Fellow will teach an Enduring Question course paired with a course designed by another scholar in the liberal arts. There may also be opportunities to teach electives in their field.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Environmental Studies, Geography, Sociology, Urban/Environmental Planning) should be conferred between August 1, 2022 and August 1, 2024. 

The candidate must be interested in working with first-year students. Skills or knowledge of ArcGIS/ESRI and a curiosity or interest in cities and place-based analysis/planning welcome.

Application Instructions
Deadline: March 10, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a letter of application, CV, list of three references, a teaching statement, and teaching evaluations if available. The teaching statement should address: (1) how the applicant’s area of expertise and approach to education may contribute to an interdisciplinary Complex Problem course on real estate, urban action, and social justice; (2) how the applicant’s approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active global citizens; and (3) potential topics for an Enduring Question course paired with another course taught by a fellow scholar within the liberal arts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Boston College conducts pre-employment 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. 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.

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