Political Science, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Tenure-Track

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Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

Political Science, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Tenure-Track

Position Title:

Political Science, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Tenure-Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

POLITICAL SCIENCE (02118A)

Department Name:

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties 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:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment.
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.

Open Date:

09/15/2021

Special 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 Chair
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.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17283

Job Number:

8500161

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/15/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. 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.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

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, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
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