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Boston College Assistant Director, Engineering Student Projects in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Assistant Director, Engineering Student Projects

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $72,600 to $90,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

The Assistant Director, Engineering Student Projects reports to the Chair of the Engineering department and collaborates with faculty on developing engineering projects and supporting students in engineering project work. They will manage the engineering teaching laboratories and maintain technical engineering equipment. In addition, the Assistant Director will facilitate the creation of an inclusive environment where students are encouraged to become engineers for others. The Assistant Director will assist in the development and expansion of the Human-Centered Engineering major’s engineering projects curriculum, which will include innovative collaborative service projects and senior impact projects. They will also train, supervise, and mentor student employees and work with EH&S to ensure a safe environment for all engineering students and faculty. Specific duties will include:

  • Designing and test equipment for engineering design and analysis including materials testing equipment, motion capture systems, wind tunnels, water tables, hydraulic tables, oscilloscopes, power supplies, data acquisition devices, force transducers, strain gauges, additive and subtractive machining, etc.

  • Actively collaborate with engineering faculty on creating and designing new projects

  • Set up and take down testing equipment in a timely fashion

  • Maintain all lab equipment and computers, make routine repairs

  • Establish standard operating procedures and tutorials for all engineering equipment

  • Provide training to students for safe and proper use of all engineering equipment

  • Train and supervise laboratory peer learning assistants

  • Conduct validation of engineering equipment

  • Maintain certification of equipment

  • Keep Department Chair informed of major lab issues and provide feedback on lab operation

  • Help maintain, prepare, and purchase new project apparatus


  • MS in engineering, PhD preferred.

  • 2 years of engineering lab experience

  • Computer hardware and software experience, including engineering design and analysis software (e.g. MatLab, SolidWorks, Comsol, LabView, etc.)

  • Some teaching experience (at the university level preferred)

  • Experience working in goal-centered academic or professional environment

  • Some evening work may be required, particularly late in the semester

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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 for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .