Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Irish Studies

The Irish Studies Program at Boston College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank.  The position is open to scholars in any discipline whose work relates to the study of Ireland and/or the transnational Irish diaspora.  The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track faculty position in a Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences department with a joint appointment in the interdisciplinary Irish Studies Program.  The position will carry the teaching load associated with tenure-track faculty members in the faculty member’s home department (typically either 2-2 or 3-2). 

We are seeking a scholar who will expand the chronological, geographical, and disciplinary boundaries of Irish Studies beyond its current traditional core strengths in literature and history and enhance the Program’s position at the cutting edge of global scholarship in the field.  We encourage applications from scholars who specialize in interconnected and increasingly integrated areas such as sociology and politics, migration and diaspora studies, race and multi-culturalism, gender, sexuality and intersectional studies, language and translation, environmental studies, disability studies, public health, transitional justice, film, visual and performance arts, digital humanities, or any other area in which Ireland is now making innovative contributions to global debates.


The appointment begins late-August 2023.  Candidates are expected to have their Ph.D. in hand by that date. 

Queries can be directed to Professor Guy Beiner, Director of Irish Studies, email: guy.beiner@bc.edu

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should upload an application letter that outlines their research and teaching interests and indicates the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences department to which they might be most suited; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and a teaching portfolio (if available) to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/115212 Three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referees.  Applications must be received by November 27, 2022.  No applications submitted by email or postal mail will be accepted.

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Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all its employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The university 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.