Open Positions

Assistant Professor of the Practice/Assistant to the Chair, English Department, Boston College

The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor of the Practice to begin teaching January, 2020. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract. Teaching load will be 3/3, primarily in First-Year Writing and Literature Core, with a 2-course reduction for serving as Assistant to the Chair. The Assistant to the Chair position involves administrative responsibilities in advising, course scheduling, enrollment and registration management in a busy and vibrant department.

Excellent teaching record; experience in administration or undergraduate advising highly desirable; doctorate required.

Additional Information about the Boston College’s First Year Writing and ELL Programs can be found here:

Letters of application, CV, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluation ratings/rankings, if available), and three confidential letters of recommendation must be received via Interfolio by September 15, 2019.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture to 1865

The Boston College English Department seeks an Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture to 1865. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a 2/2 teaching load. PhD is required. Applications must be received via Interfolio by October 15, 2019, and should include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (up to 25 pages).


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.