Assistant Professor of the Practice

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Department of Physics

Boston College Department of Physics is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice. This is a full-time non-tenure track position, with a three-year contract and the possibility of regular renewal. The teaching load will be five courses per year (a 3-2 load), with a primary responsibility for teaching and supporting undergraduate students and their activities. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, and will be expected to teach introductory physics courses, participate in the development and teaching of upper level applied physics courses, and contribute significantly to the educational and service activities of the department and University. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications, training and experience. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank.


Boston College has recently advanced its commitment to science in the service of society with the creation of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. This commitment is shared by the Department of Physics, which is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research community with a focus on quantum materials and information, nanophotonics, plasmonics, materials science, nonlinear optics, and biological physics ( Applicants should have a proven record of excellence in teaching, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty, and a commitment to foster openness and inclusivity in the physics community. We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in physics.


To apply, submit to a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; also arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference. The application deadline is November 29, 2021.


Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. BC is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the policies, principles and practices of equal opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination in all of its activities, including, but not limited to, employment. Boston College commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of their race, ethnic or national origin, religion, color, age, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disabilities. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Posted: 08/13/2021