The Department of Classical Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for the position of Chairperson at the rank of Associate, Advanced Associate, or Full Professor beginning in the academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in the Ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on the Ancient Near East (Middle East) and/or Africa. The successful candidate will lead a growing department of six full-time faculty members; majors and minors in Classical Civilization, Latin, and Ancient Greek; and a post-baccalaureate program in classics. For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/classicalstudies/.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The chairperson will coordinate day-to-day department activities, operations, scheduling, budgeting, and long-term planning. The successful candidate also will teach courses in the Core and their area of specialization (load is 1-1 for chairs), mentor students, engage in extra-departmental services as needed, and is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline such as Ancient History or Near Eastern Studies. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of the Ancient Near East (Middle East) and/or Africa is desirable. 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 (2021-2024 and 2024-2027). The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14521
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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 is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); 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 universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.