The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. We are searching for diverse and qualified applicants whose research contributes to the development of Democratic Theory or explores normative and historical questions regarding Political Justice. Of particular interest is work in areas including, but not limited to, political economy, health or the environment, inequality and distribution, punishment and violence, or identity politics. Innovative research in comparative political theory or the history of political thought will also be prioritized. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 600 majors and 100 minors, and four graduate programs (BA/MA, MA/JD, MA, and PhD). For more information about the department, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/index.shtml
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful applicant can expect to teach an introductory course on Political Theory on a regular basis; upper-level undergraduate courses on topics such as Democratic Theory, Contemporary Political Thought, and Political Justice on a rotating basis; and the occasional graduate seminar. Successful candidates may also develop special topics courses in conversation with the Department Chair and according to departmental needs. Additionally, they will be expected to support the department’s student-related programming and academic advising according to the practices of the department and to serve on departmental and university committees as designated by the Department Chair. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of Political Theory is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
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About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.