Boston College — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

The Lynch School of Education 
Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction

The Lynch School of Education at Boston College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. The scholar will join a vibrant and forward thinking community of scholars that integrates research, practice, and policy work to respond to the challenges of a diverse and rapidly changing world. What unifies our diverse work is the underlying aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just. Faculty in the department work to improve education for all learners, and especially for traditionally marginalized students.

Qualifications: This scholar in literacy education should have earned a doctoral degree by June 1, 2017, and have expertise in two or more of the following: instruction and assessment of reading and writing, early literacy, disciplinary literacy, adolescent literacy, or digital literacy. The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and provide service to the department and the broader Boston College community. Priority will be given to applicants who have an established program of research with broad implications, whose work has promise to generate externally funded projects, who would be interested in contributing to innovative programs across the school, and whose work has the potential to improve urban education.

Application and Nomination: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference by uploading to

For further information you may contact the search chair, Dr. Maria Brisk, at

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