Post-Doctoral Associate, Kilachand Honors College

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Kilachand Honors College at Boston University ( invites applications for a three-year teaching post-doctoral position beginning fall 2018. Kilachand’s living-learning community nurtures the intellectual and social skills that help us engage affirmatively and skillfully across social, cultural, and philosophical differences. Our Post-Doctoral Associates initially teach a writing-intensive first-year undergraduate course that examines fundamental ethical, social, aesthetic, scientific, and industrial concerns. The central goals of the course are to teach students to craft well-structured written and oral arguments, to read with understanding, appreciation, and critical judgment, and to write clearly in a range of styles while demonstrating rhetorical and numerical literacy. Post-Doctoral Associates have the opportunity to mentor student research projects and to teach at upper levels of the curriculum after their first year. They also participate in curriculum development and are expected to engage with co-curricular events and Kilachand’s living-learning community. We seek exceptional scholars and writers who have broad knowledge of modern and contemporary culture and thought, an interest in developing pedagogies that encourage full participation, as well as experience in the teaching of writing, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We provide a competitive 12-month salary and benefits as well as support for research activities, and mentoring toward future faculty applications.

Kilachand actively seeks to diversify its student and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed—within our curricular and cocurricular activities—the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness. Kilachand Post-Doctoral Associates are crucial to this work as they teach, mentor students, and participate in the living-learning community.

Required Skills

Please submit to 1) a cover letter that describes how your teaching and research/creative interests fit within the interdisciplinary mission of Kilachand Honors College and how you—through your teaching and/or scholarship—will contribute to our goals to engender a more inclusive and diverse honors college, 2) a 20-25 pg. writing sample, 3) CV, 4) a 1500-word description of scholarly/creative work, and 5) three letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have received a Ph.D. in anthropology, history of art, science, or architecture, literature, philosophy, political or social theory, or another closely-aligned field by August 15, 2018.

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

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular