Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy/Political Theory

Loyola University Maryland
September 8, 2023
Baltimore, MD
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The Department of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy/Political Theory to begin July 2024. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a 3-3 load (reduced to 2-3 in the first year); sustain ongoing scholarship and publication; and engage in service, including advising majors. Specific teaching requirements are that the applicant offer courses in classical and/or modern political theory; an introductory course in "Politics"; and occasional special seminars in the Honors Program and first-year Messina program, or other interdisciplinary programs. The Department values an intentional approach to teaching and welcomes courses that take thematic, question-driven, or problem-based approaches.

Required Qualifications: 1) a Ph.D. or soon-to-be Ph.D. in Political Science; 2) ability to teach a range of political philosophy/political theory courses; 3) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an awareness of and interest in high-impact teaching practices in keeping with the mission of Jesuit higher education; 4) a clear record of promise as a scholar.

Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit university in the liberal arts tradition with a commitment to "inspire students to lead, learn and serve in a diverse and changing world." It is highly ranked among the leading independent, comprehensive universities in the northeastern United States, anchored firmly in the City of Baltimore and the larger Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Committed to intellectual excellence, diversity, and social justice, the university enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate program and more than 3,000 students in its graduate programs. Loyola University Maryland seeks to create a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola welcomes a broad spectrum of candidates, including but not limited to women, people of color, and people with different religious, sexual orientation, and ability backgrounds, who appreciate and can actively contribute to the university's mission.

To apply, candidates submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching evaluations and/or syllabi developed by the candidate, research statement, a sample of scholarship (published or in draft form), graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Completed applications received by October 2, 2023 will receive priority consideration, though we will continue to review additional applications until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Diana Schaub (dschaub@loyola.edu).


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