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 or Humanities with disciplinary interests in (but not limited to) Sociology, Human Geography, Cultural Studies, Latin American and Latino/a/x Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, or Immigration. The appointment for this one-year Core Fellowship/visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2020–2021 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable upon favorable review for up to three years. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Boston College requires all students to complete a fifteen-course liberal arts Core Curriculum as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Fellows teach signature courses in the Core Curriculum. Developed for first-year students, interdisciplinary Complex Problem and Enduring Question courses are part of an ongoing revitalization of the Core Curriculum. As a Core Fellow, the position includes participation in the Core Fellows Program, a program designed to help new doctorates with their scholarly pursuits as well as become outstanding instructors through pedagogical training focused on the education of the whole person. You can learn more about BC’s Core Curriculum here: http://www.bc.edu/core.
In one semester, the Core Fellow will help design and teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problem course, Where #Black Lives Matters meets #Me Too: Violence & Representation in the African Diaspora, co-taught by faculty in the Boston College Sociology Department and the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures. In the other semester, he/she will help design and teach labs for the Complex Problem course, Understanding Race, Gender and Violence, co-taught by faculty in the Sociology and History departments.
Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2017 and August 1, 2020.
Please see additional requirements in the application link.
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