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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Assistant Director Export Controls and International Research will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating the university wide processes that ensure Boston College is compliant with all export control laws and regulations.  This position reports to the Executive Director of Research Administration.  In addition to Export Control duties, this position will assist the VPR and the Provost as needed with the growing needs of Boston College’s international research programs.  This may include researching international laws regarding scholarship/research, human subjects, intellectual property, licensing, and assisting with contract review.

Export Control laws fall under three main categories:

1) Transfer of controlled physical items, such as equipment, to foreign countries or non-U.S. persons in the United States or abroad;

2) Transfer or disclosure of information or technical data (including visual disclosure through observation) to foreign countries or foreign nationals (known as deemed exports);

3) Screening of restricted parties involved in university business or scholarship. 

The Assistant Director will need to work with a wide number of stakeholders in order to develop a system of controls to ensure compliance.  These include but are not limited to: General Counsel, Procurement, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing, all School Service Centers, Science Building Managers, Faculty, the Vice Provost of Faculty, Vice Provost for Research (VPR), Office of International Scholars, Office of International Programs, Information Technology, Scientific Core Facilities, and Human Resources. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for developing Technology Control Plans as needed, obtaining export licenses as needed and developing a university wide training program in export control laws and policies.  In a university setting these laws and regulations present a unique challenge because they require balancing national security concerns with traditional concepts of academic freedom.  This will require the Assistant Director to have excellent collaborative leadership, depth of knowledge in the area of export control, and communications skills.  The level of responsibility and compliance across the university makes this a highly important and visible position.

Hiring range: $71,150 - $88,950


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or Law degree strongly preferred.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at