Loyola University Chicago: AOS: Kant. AOC: German Idealism and/or Applied Ethics (desirable), Assistant Professor, Tenure track

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. AOS: Kant. AOC: German Idealism and/or Applied Ethics (desirable). The position will begin August 13, 2018. The Department of Philosophy has extensive teaching duties in Loyola’s Core Curriculum, programs for Majors and Minors, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs. (The department has approximately 70 Majors, 60 Minors, 150 Bioethics Minors, and 75 graduate students.) For more information about the Department, please visit: http://www.luc.edu/philosophy/about.shtml.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Core Curriculum and in their area of specialty in undergraduate upper division classes as well as occasional graduate program seminars. There is also an expectation of advising and mentoring of students, strong research/scholarship in one’s area suitable for a tenure-track appointment, and the usual sorts of service work within the Department.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to 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, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to 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, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship and undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Mark H. Waymack, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago 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 LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.