Political Science, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Tenure-TrackPosition Title:
Political Science, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Tenure-TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
POLITICAL SCIENCE (02118A)Department Name:
POLITICAL SCIENCEIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, academic year 2022-23. As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in Comparative Politics. We seek a Comparativist who specializes in politics in Latin America. As an urban-based Department of Political Science dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. Additional expertise and teaching in Latinx politics is desirable. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 650 majors and 100 minors, and five graduate programs (BA/MA, MA/JD, MA, and PhD in Political Science and MA in International Affairs). For more information about the department, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/index.shtml Successful candidates will be expected to teach an introductory course in Comparative Politics, and, according to their expertise, upper division undergraduate and graduate comparative politics courses, as well as one of the department’s regional politics courses. They 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.Qualifications:
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 Comparative Politics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment. Open Date:
Demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.
09/15/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (inclusive excellence statement); and (6) additional relevant materials, including teaching assessments where available and representative writing samples. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may address additional questions about the search in correspondence with: Patrick Boyle, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairQuick Link for Posting:
Department of Political Science
Loyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois [email protected]
Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit www.luc.edu/mission and www.luc.edu/mission/transformativeed, respectively.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/15/2022Open Until Filled: