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2022 Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics

Now Accepting Applications

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University invites applications for the position of Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics and Assistant Director of Academic Services for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a one-year term position, beginning in summer 2022.

The Schaenen Scholar role involves teaching 1-2 courses in the appropriate academic department, working on a scholarly project of the Scholar’s choice, and sharing the product of that work in some way with the DePauw community. We will encourage and support the Schaenen Scholar’s efforts to engage intellectually with the campus in a variety of ways, which could include public lectures, arranging small symposia, hosting visiting scholars, leading faculty reading groups, serving as a guest lecturer in a class, and so on.

The Assistant Director of Academic Services role involves being a part of the core Prindle Institute management team, teaching a partial-credit course to Prindle interns, and helping to guide and execute programming, particularly in those initiatives that match the Assistant Director’s areas of specialization and interest.

We seek a scholar with a strong background and record of accomplishment and/or promise in ethics. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, although we will consider well-qualified candidates from other fields. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in ethical analysis and argument applied to issues of practical, professional, personal, and social concern and should have the desire and ability to engage non-specialists at all levels. Candidates should be passionate about the teaching and study of ethics in a liberal arts setting and eager to work with a diverse group of talented undergraduate students interested in ethics.

This position offers the benefits of time and resources for research and comes with a professional development budget. It also provides valuable administrative experience that should enable the successful candidate to contribute to or possibly start another ethics center or program. Regular interaction with DePauw’s students will help develop the visiting scholar’s teaching, advising, and mentoring skills.

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics provides a compelling physical space and a distinctive forum for DePauw students, faculty, and staff that fosters ethics education, research, and dialogue. The Institute also has a national outreach mission to promote and encourage deep and careful thinking about ethical issues of immediate or perennial concern.

For further information about the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and its programming, please visit the rest of our website https://www.prindleinstitute.org/

Application Instructions and Comments

Submit electronically to Interfolio: a letter of interest, C.V., two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. The committee may request evidence of teaching effectiveness at a later date. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Marcia McKelligan, Search Committee Chair. The review of applications will begin on April 29, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Marcia McKelligan, Interim Academics Director, Prindle Institute for Ethics (mamck@depauw.edu).

More information about DePauw University

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,600 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.

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