Sep 30, 2014
The Community and Justice Studies Major, a new Interdisciplinary Program at Allegheny College
now invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin in August 2015. The desired
focus for this position is a faculty member with expertise in Civic and Community Engagement
and its connections to Domestic Diversity or International Issues.
Teaching responsibilities for the position include foundations in Community and Justice Studies,
a Capstone Seminar in social action or participatory research, an Interdisciplinary Methods
course, and other electives that demonstrate the interconnectedness between Civic
Engagement, Diversity, and Global Learning. In addition, familiarity with engagement
pedagogies, such as service-learning, problem-based learning, or community-based research, is
preferred. The teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on Senior Project
advising. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore
seminars that emphasize writing and speaking.
Applications are welcome from all Ph.D. fields for this position, including but not limited to,
Sociology, Black Studies, Gender Studies, Justice Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies,
Community Action, Political Science, etc. Successful candidates are expected to complete a
Ph.D. by June 2015.
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of
teacher-scholars. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching,
ongoing scholarship and professional development. The deadline for applications is October 30,
2014. In order to apply, please submit a Letter of Interest, C.V., Statement of Teaching
Philosophy, evidence of Scholarship, and three Letters of Recommendation electronically to
institutional commitment to developing a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.