Loyola University - New Orleans, Religious Studies
The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies- Open Rank
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Louisiana, United States|
|Position:||Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for an open rank (Associate or Full Professor) full-time appointment in Catholic Studies that will fill The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies.
The desired research focus of the candidate is open and may cover any subfield with any geographical, historical, methodological, or topical focus in Catholic Studies, as long as it reflects the academic study of Catholicism in a global context. This will be interpreted broadly to include, for example, scholarship on globalized issues pertaining to social justice in the US, such as race, gender, or identity, as well as numerous other issues elsewhere. In addition to research, the candidate should be an excellent teacher who is prepared to teach undergraduate courses in Catholic Studies and contribute to the Department’s existing undergraduate curriculum in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop new undergraduate courses that support Loyola’s Jesuit Catholic mission.
The normal teaching load at Loyola University New Orleans is 3-3 each academic year. The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies provides sufficient funds to purchase course releases resulting in a 2-1 or 1-2 load per academic year. Additionally, the appointment to The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies provides funding for the Chair holder to pursue a vigorous program of scholarship.
The Department of Religious Studies strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities who are intellectually engaged in any aspect of global Catholic Studies to apply. The Department of Religious Studies is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and endorses Loyola’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, which aims to help diversify the scholarly voices in higher education.
Loyola University New Orleans is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts institution that welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others. The Department of Religious Studies currently offers two major tracks (Christian Theology and World Religions) and supports a number of interdisciplinary minors across campus, including but not limited to Catholic Studies. Loyola's Jesuit Catholic affiliation is inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things.
Please send application materials including a cover letter (that addresses teaching and research philosophies), CV, representative writing sample, and contact information for three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2023, for an appointment beginning August 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology