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Ryan Chair in Newman Studies

Date Posted: November 15, 2016
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Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in Pittsburgh, PA invites applications and nominations for the Ryan Chair for Newman Studies. The position is available beginning on July 1, 2017.

We seek an established scholar whose expertise focuses on the life and work of Cardinal John Henry Newman and whose professional record demonstrates excellence as a teacher and scholar in areas related to Newman Studies such as theology, history, education, philosophy, literature, rhetoric, or communications, as well as his impact on religion and the Catholic Church. The Ryan Chair holder will have demonstrated the commitment and capability to engage colleagues, students and non-academic audiences in her or his field and in Newman Studies more broadly.

Position Description:

The Ryan Chair in Newman Studies carries a renewable endowed appointment tenable for a term of five years based on continued distinguished performance in teaching and scholarship. The ideal candidate will be eligible for academic tenure and appointment at the rank of professor as defined in the University's Faculty Handbook.

The appointee will hold her or his appointment in the school or college most appropriate to her or his academic discipline, will be responsible to the dean of that school or college, and will also submit annual reports on her or his activities as chair holder to the President and the Provost. As part of his or her faculty responsibilities, the chair holder may expect to teach courses in his or her school or college and/or in such campus-wide academic programs as the Honors College, and to engage as appropriate in supervising and/or mentoring students who are pursuing graduate studies in related fields.

The Ryan Chair holder will be a practicing Roman Catholic and expected to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS), www.newmanstudiesinstitute.org, and participate in promoting the ongoing affiliation between Duquesne University and NINS. Specifically, the Chair holder will provide advice to the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees of NINS in areas such as strategic initiatives and new program development and will promote and support joint programming.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching and research interests along with the names and contact information of three potential references. Documentation should be submitted to the attention of: Chair, Ryan Chair search committee via http://apply.interfolio.com/39334. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The committee expects to select finalists early in 2017.

Applicants may contact Dr. Alan Seadler at seadlera@duq.edu with any questions.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 9 schools of study for over 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility.
Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Learn more at www.duq.edu.