Assistant Professor in Applied Social Sciences in Metropolitan College

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Boston University’s Metropolitan College seeks a dynamic and creative faculty member with expertise in fields related to criminal justice, urban planning, informatics, and spatial data analysis to join its nationally recognized Department of Applied Social Sciences (, starting July 1, 2017. The Department is a leader in providing undergraduate and graduate education in the applied social sciences offered in flexible delivery formats including face-to-face, blended, and online.

Responsibilities:  Faculty duties include teaching up to six courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including blended and online courses, conducting active research, participation in course and curriculum development, mentoring part-time faculty and students, as well as providing service to the department, college and the university. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a 2-5 year renewable contract.

Required Skills

The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in criminal justice, urban planning, or a closely related discipline and have demonstrated success in designing and teaching graduate and undergraduate-level courses. Experience in online and blended formats is a plus. Candidates should show promise in establishing a funded-research and publication track, and have experience in quantitative/mixed methods research that readily informs scholarly discourse and practice in the field. Those with additional competence in economic and spatial data analysis are strongly encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates with professional and industry experience in addition to the terminal degree.


 Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating their career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae, with names of three references. The committee will review applications as they are submitted, with the intention to complete the search by February 2017.

Send applications to:

Mr. Danny Pezzano, Academic Program Manager
Boston University Metropolitan College
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 230
Boston, MA 02215

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.