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Human-Centered Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Members

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
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Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences

Boston College is launching an Engineering Department within the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and invites applicants for several tenured/tenure-track positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).  Applicants seeking a full-time, non-tenure track teaching-oriented position (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of the Practice) are also welcome.  The start date for these positions is flexible (January 2021 or Fall 2021).

Beginning in 2021, this new department will offer a Human-Centered Engineering major (B.S. in Engineering Science) in collaboration with the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.  The program will uniquely position students to tackle the technological, human, and societal dimensions of major global challenges in health, energy, and the environment by integrating Boston College’s Core liberal arts curriculum, engineering science and fundamentals, entrepreneurial practices, design and systems thinking, and service-oriented project experiences.  Our hope is to prepare students to become engineers for a better world.  Anchored by a human-centered inclusive approach and design-thinking methodologies, engineering study at Boston College will be bolstered by a global viewpoint, ethical underpinnings, and distinctive project-based experiences that address real-world challenges.  Boston College strives to provide students with a liberal arts education that integrates intellectual rigor with character formation.  Our Human-Centered Engineering program will follow this model by educating students who will be prepared to address complex global problems, especially problems related to health, energy, and the environment, and to develop and use technology responsibly, in service of the common good.



Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, computer science, or a closely related field.  We seek faculty candidates whose scholarship is driven by a desire to have a positive impact in both the academy and the wider society.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student growth and formative education and enthusiasm for sharing in the creative work of building a new department and an academic program that will offer an innovative interdisciplinary approach to human-centered engineering.     

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/78662; questions can be directed to Siddhartan Govindasamy, govindsi@bc.edu. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and arrange for three reference letters to be submitted through Interfolio.  The submitted materials should address the applicant’s interests in helping found a new engineering program and broadening participation in engineering.  

Our review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts 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. 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 at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.


Posted: 2020-11-11 Expires: 2020-12-11

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