Political Science, Assistant Professor (International Relations), Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Political Science, Assistant Professor (International Relations), 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:
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to our new MA in International Affairs program as well as to our growing undergraduate program. We are especially interested in hiring a faculty member with both academic and policy expertise, either through career experience or their research interests. They will need to teach policy-relevant topics of interest to our graduate and undergraduate students. Across all specializations, we will prioritize candidates whose research engages directly with ongoing international policy debates and global challenges, such as those of international political economy, as well as those involving the current crises of migration, health, climate, and conflict. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be able to mentor our graduate students in finding policy-related internships and jobs. 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. The candidate also 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:
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. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
09/13/2022Special 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 writing sample, and (6) 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. 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 (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Quick Link for Posting:
Please direct questions to:Molly Melin, Ph.D.Search Committee ChairDepartment of Political ScienceLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660-5761Email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 14th, 2022, will receive full consideration.
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 assessing 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/misssion/transformativeed, respectively.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/14/2023Open Until Filled: