Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Civic Thought & Leadership - 497173



Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Civic Thought & Leadership

Primary Location: MC AC

Job Description:

The Institute of American Constitutional Thought & Leadership invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank, to start in the Fall (or possibly Spring) of the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Institute is a multidisciplinary university center that conducts teaching, research, and public programming concerning the ideas, traditions, and texts that form the foundations of Western Civilization and the American political order. The Institute’s founding faculty will be public-spirited scholars who are committed to building an academic community in which civic life and the life of the mind flourish. As the heart of the Institute’s academic community, they will advance the Institute’s mission by making meaningful contributions to their academic disciplines, teaching and mentoring students, modeling collegiality, and serving the University and the broader Ohio community. Faculty will teach up to five courses per academic year.

Candidates should be familiar with and embrace the Institute’s mission as defined by ORC Sec. 3364.07 (B), (C), which is to educate university students in (A) the core texts and great debates of Western civilization; (B) the principles, ideals, and institutions of the American and Ohio political order; and (C) the foundations of responsible leadership and informed citizenship.

This is a full-time position. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Tenure-track faculty report directly to the Institute’s Director. Others who may provide work, guidance, and direction include the Executive Director.

A complete application must include:

1. A current curriculum vitae
2. A letter of application.
3. A sample of scholarly writing from within the last three years
4. Evidence of teaching excellence
5. Names and contact information for 3 references are required. Recommendations will be requested for selected candidates.

The letter of application should describe the candidate’s interest in the Institute’s mission. The letter should also explain how the candidate is prepared to support that mission through teaching, research, and institutional development. You are encouraged to indicate courses you are prepared to offer that would promote the Institute’s mission.

All application documents should be uploaded at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The deadline for priority consideration is April 19.

The position start date is August, 2024; however, candidates may request a start date in the Spring, 2025 semester.

Please address any inquiries to:

Michael Gonzalez, Executive Director

Letters of application should be addressed to:

Lee J. Strang
Director, Institute of American Constitutional Thought and Leadership
John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values, College of Law
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required, conferred by August 1, 2024.

Applications are welcome from all disciplines related to the Institute’s mission. Such disciplines may include history, political science (especially political philosophy and American political thought), philosophy, literature, religion, economics, public policy, law, and classics.

Promise of scholarly excellence is required. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and scholarship is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have expertise in American civic thought and leadership (broadly conceived) and in the core texts of Western Civilization. Such a candidate will make a compelling case for how the candidate’s scholarship and teaching interests would reflect and support the Institute’s mission.

Experience with academic and public programs is desirable. The successful candidate will assist with developing the Institute’s curriculum, scholarly activities, and student opportunities.

The Institute’s founding faculty must be self-motivated, well-organized, and committed to the extraordinary work of building up a new institution. The successful candidate will need to interact comfortably and confidently with a broad internal and external constituency, representing the University and the Institute with professionalism.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.