Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Formative Education position at Boston College

  • 10 Jul 2023
  • 15 Sep 2023

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Formative Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin Fall, 2024. We welcome applications from humanistic scholars whose work explores the conditions, contours, and aims of formative experiences. Education for purposeful, flourishing lives is central to the mission of Boston College and the Lynch School.

Successful candidates will be able to contribute both to our undergraduate program in Transformative Educational Studies and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. We are looking for a colleague who will either deepen one of our existing strengths—anthropology and history, design thinking and the learning sciences, philosophy and the psychological humanities, the ethics of technology—or broaden our interdisciplinary reach into new areas such as the arts, political theory, and religion.

At the center of the successful candidate’s research program will be education, broadly construed. We are interested in work that expands the educational imagination, whether by recentering questions of meaning and value in discussions of schooling and higher education or by examining overlooked sites of formative experience beyond formal education. The department has a particular interest in formative questions about the changing nature of work, the technologization of self and society, the climate emergency, and mounting threats to democratic self-governance. Priority will be given to applicants who have an established program of scholarship, who have an interest in and ability to communicate their work to broader publics as well as among scholarly peers, and whose work will contribute to innovation across the Lynch School. Candidates must have completed their PhD by August 2024.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference by uploading to: The review of applications will begin September 15, 2023. For further information contact the search chair, Dr. Cristiano Casalini [].

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. Boston College strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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