Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, invites applications for the position of Chairperson at the rank of Full Professor beginning in the 2020-21 academic year. The successful candidate will lead a department of some 30 full-time faculty members, including professors, lecturers, and full-time instructors. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in history, with a graduate specialization in public history. For more information about the department, visit https://www.luc.edu/history/index.shtml.
The chairperson will coordinate day-to-day department activities, operations, scheduling, budgeting, and long-term planning. The successful candidate also will teach courses, mentor students, and engage in scholarship and extra-departmental services as needed. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education, including transformative learning https://www.luc.edu/mission/mission_vision.shtml.
A doctoral degree in history is required. The specialization of the incoming chairperson’s research and teaching is open. Candidates should have a record of distinguished accomplishments in teaching and scholarship, which warrant an immediate appointment at the Professor Rank. The department’s minimum requirements for this rank is the publication of two books. The successful candidate will also have a history of successful service and collaborative leadership in administrative positions at the department, college, or university level. The minimum expected time of service as chair would be two consecutive terms (2020-2023 and 2023-2026).
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 8500588
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and it is home to 14 schools, colleges, and institutes: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Loyola also features course locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois; and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. 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. Loyola is among a select group of uni...versities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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