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Boston College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program. This appointment is for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional academic years. Salary is competitive; teaching load will be the equivalent of two courses each semester.
In the fall semester, the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) will teach digital project-based lab sections associated with a new introductory course on cultural and historical geography in the International Studies (IS) Program entitled Where on Earth? Foundations in Global History, Culture, and Society. The course is required of all 105 sophomore IS majors; its lecture and discussion components will be led by two IS faculty members. In the spring semester, the VAP will teach two undergraduate courses determined in consultation with the IS Program director; at least one may be an elective in your field of specialty.
Ph.D. required and must be conferred before August 1, 2019. Areas of expertise may include cultural, political, or historical geography, or related field. Review of applications will begin April 15 and will continue until filled. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/61819
Questions can be directed to Ms. Patricia Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications begins April 15, 2019. Please submit a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, two letters of reference, and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should address: (1) training in methods of historical, cultural, or political geography, or related field; (2) competency in the digital humanities for the training of undergraduates (i.e., representation of quantitative data, digital visualization, cartography software); (3) potential topics for an elective course in your field; and (4) how the applicant's approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active citizens.
Ph.D. required and must be conferred before August 1, 2019. Areas of expertise may include cultural, political, or historical geography, or related field.
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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 at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.