Core Fellow / Visiting Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Engineering

Core Fellow / Visiting Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Engineering
Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences


Chestnut Hill, MA

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Fellow / Visiting Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Engineering. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2023-2024 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 and teaching excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. Boston College requires all students to complete the 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:
In 2023-2024, in one semester the Core Fellow will help design and teach hands-on, project-based engineering lab sections associated with the Complex Problem course, “Making the Modern World: Design, Ethics, and Engineering,” co-taught by faculty from the Engineering Department. In the other semester, depending on curricular needs, the Core Fellow will teach engineering electives and/or Enduring Question courses (courses paired with a second course designed by another scholar in the liberal arts).
The Core Fellow in Human-Centered Engineering will be encouraged to pursue their research and scholarship and participate in professional development through the Core Fellows Program and BC’s Center for Teaching Excellence. Research resources, including space, access to internal funds, and research assistants, may be available

through the Engineering Department. You can learn more about BC’s Department of Engineering and the new Human-Centered Engineering major here:


Ph.D. in an engineering or related field should be conferred between August 1, 2021
 and August 1, 2023. Experience with teaching engineering labs, engineering design labs, and/or addressing how engineering design intersects with social, cultural, and ethical contexts is preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 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 engineering in its sociotechnical contexts by designing labs in innovative and imaginative ways; (2) how the applicant’s approach to teaching can link interdisciplinary academic knowledge to the formative education of students as whole persons and active citizens; and (3) potential topics for additional engineering courses, including those that might be paired with another course taught by a scholar in the liberal arts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all its employees to be fully vaccinated for

COVID-19. Boston College 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 for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Application Process 

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Published: 04/18/2023