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Faculty Director, Boston University Initiative on Cities

In light of IOC Co-Founder and Director Graham Wilson‘s impending retirement, the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University invites applications for Faculty Director of the Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) to begin July 1, 2021. We seek a senior scholar of cities with an established record of cutting-edge research, academic leadership and public engagement to lead the IOC, a campus-wide research initiative that engages faculty and students to support and promote interdisciplinary research on cities and connect urban research, teaching and practice. We are looking for academic leaders from all relevant disciplinary backgrounds who share our commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. We encourage applications from those with a record of fostering productive academic partnerships with diverse urban communities and municipal partners, and a strong vision of community building and bridging between faculty, students and a wide array of internal and external stakeholders from academia, government, nonprofits and the private sector.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience, including your accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Names and contact information for three references.
  4. Submit to

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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.