Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Catholic Studies

Chicago, Cook County
Jan 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
DePaul University's Department of Catholic Studies seeks to recruit a tenure track assistant professor for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. We welcome applications from persons whose research and teaching engage Catholicism and literature; we are open to scholars focusing on American or other regional literatures, comparative/peoples/world literatures, or combinations/subsets thereof. As an interdisciplinary department, we encourage applications from persons whose work explores Catholic literature (considered by itself or in dialogue with other traditions of Christian literature, e.g., Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism) from a variety of perspectives, disciplines or traditions. Persons able to teach in other programs/departments (e.g., English, creative writing, comparative literature) are encouraged to identify their interests in these areas. The Department of Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary department (involving historians, theologians, social scientists, humanities scholars and others) committed to high-quality undergraduate teaching both in its major and through the university's Liberal Studies Program. DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the United States, noted for its diverse student body and commitment to community engagement. DePaul is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body and Chicago area communities. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants should electronically submit a formal letter of application describing one's present and future research agendas, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and names of three academic references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2014. Please do not send applications via e-mail. The doctoral or relevant terminal degree should be in hand by the time of appointment (September, 2014). Apply online only: Please direct queries to Dr. Michael Budde, Chair, Department of Catholic Studies, (; or Dr. William Cavanaugh, Director, CWCIT ( As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.