Professor of Catholic Educational Leadership

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Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development of Boston College announces a tenure-track, open rank position in Catholic Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education.

The ideal candidate will bring a record of teaching, scholarship, and commitment to Catholic education with a clear understanding of the core beliefs and values, pedagogy, individuals, and events shaping Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education since the mid-nineteenth century. The candidate must be able to teach appropriate courses on Catholic educational history, leadership, curriculum, and governance models. The candidate should especially have the ability and interest to assist students in deepening their knowledge and engagement of issues affecting Catholic schools at all levels now and in the future. Familiarity with and experience in curriculum, leadership, and governance in Catholic schools will be an advantage.

A key responsibility of this position will be to contribute to courses and initiatives sponsored by the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education, including collaboration with its Executive Director to determine research goals, and to plan and provide professional development programs. This faculty member will also need to be willing and able to build partnerships with faculty in the Lynch School and the School of Theology and Ministry, the broader BC community, and other Catholic institutions of higher education, and thus to advance teaching, scholarship, and leadership in Catholic education.

The Lynch School of Education is a vibrant community of scholars that integrates teaching, research, service, practice, and policy issues to respond to the challenges of a diverse and rapidly changing world.

Priority will be given to applicants who have an established record of teaching, scholarship, and service, interest in and commitment to advancing the apostolate of Catholic education at all levels, and whose work will contribute to advancing the mission of the Lynch School. Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) by June 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2019, and the appointment will be made as early as July 2019. Questions may be directed to Dr. Martin Scanlan, Chair of the Search Committee, at Martin.scanlan@bc.edu. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, three samples of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference.

Requirements

Priority will be given to applicants who have an established record of teaching, scholarship, and service, interest in and commitment to advancing the apostolate of Catholic education at all levels, and whose work will contribute to advancing the mission of the Lynch School. Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) by June 1, 2019.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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.

How to apply

In order to be considered an official candidate at Boston College, please apply online at http://www.bc.edu/bcjobs

Applications should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/59551.

Boston College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863 and, with 3 teachers and 22 students, opened its doors on September 5, 1864. Through its first seven decades, it remained a small undergraduate institution, serving the sons of the Irish working class, and teaching theology and philosophy, Greek and Latin classics, and English and modern languages.