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Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Peace Studies (20-21)

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Posting Details

Job ID: 51835
Rank: Instructor
College/School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies B.A. Program (PJC) at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Professional Lecturer to begin September 2020. Professional Lecturer is a term faculty position with a one-year contract in the first years of appointment. It is a non-tenure-track position, without guarantee of renewal, but with protections and due procedures for mid-contract termination.

We seek candidates with a dedicated commitment to the integrated facets of the PJC program and relevant teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with the doctoral degree in Peace and Justice Studies or in the humanities and social sciences, an active research agenda, and an employment history in program administration.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in an independent academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, including both B.A.-required core courses and courses in the Liberal Studies Program (general education) for first and second year students. They will teach a reduced load of 2 courses per quarter in order to provide administrative assistance to PJC. This is a 3-course reduction from the standard term-faculty appointment of 9 courses per year.

The academic teaching and research areas of most interest at this time include racial justice advocacy and activism history and practice across local and global contexts, reconciliation studies, global social justice movements, international conflict/peace-building and nongovernmental organizations, and interpersonal/group conflict.

DePaul University and PJC sustain a strong commitment to undergraduate education and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriately related field in hand by July 1, 2020. However, there is a strong preference for someone with a Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree in the areas of most interest listed above.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should use the online portal for this job position to submit the following documents: a cover letter with personal statement regarding research and teaching goals (strengths and challenges); a curriculum vitae listing education; sample syllabi and course evaluations, ongoing research & publications, employment history in teaching and relevant organizations; writing sample; and complete contact information for three recommenders (these may be a mix of full-time faculty and not-for-profit directors, given the applicant’s background). The deadline for receiving applications is May 1, 2020. Applicants receiving further consideration may be asked for further information prior to in-person or Zoom interviews.

Close Date: May 15, 2020

Applicant Documents

Personal Statement(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Student evaluations(1)
Research Plan(1)
Writing Sample(1)
Contact Reference(3)



Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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