Daniel J. Logan Professor of Peace and Justice

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Daniel J. Logan Professor of
Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice Studies Program at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, open-rank faculty position as the inaugural Daniel J. Logan Professor of Peace and Justice to begin Fall 2021. Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Founded by abolitionists, the College embraces its longstanding mission of access and takes pride in a distinguished history of graduating social activists. For more information about this search as well as the College’s history and values, please see https://www.knox.edu/peacejusticesearch

The ideal candidate will have roots in under-resourced communities, experience working actively in peace and justice fields, and strong skills in engaging students in both the classroom and the field. Individuals involved in activist and scholarly work that engages anti-racism, environmental justice, indigenous rights, global feminisms, peace and non-violence, civil society, or restorative justice are especially invited to apply.

The successful candidate will help shape a new, interdisciplinary program, and, as program director, will have both academic and administrative responsibilities. In addition to teaching at introductory and advanced levels, the candidate will cultivate and oversee student internships and other experiential learning opportunities, a key component of the program. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with other campus programs and departments, as well as develop off-campus opportunities for students.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in the social sciences, religious studies, international studies, peace and conflict resolution studies, journalism, or related field. The position may be configured differently for a candidate with other compelling qualifications. 

Candidates should submit: 

    a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s teaching, work, and other experiences has served as preparation to direct a peace and justice studies program at a diverse liberal arts college;  a curriculum vitae;  a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; three confidential letters of recommendation. 

Submission via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/71392. Questions may be addressed to Dr. James Thrall at peacejusticesearch@knox.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

 In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator
Kimberly K. Schrader
Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209
337 South Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7751
Email: kschrade@knox.edu

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Phone: 312-730-1560
Email: ocr@ed.gov

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Amy Chambers
Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200
368 South Prairie Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7200
Email: adchambers@knox.edu

For Students:
Director of Disability Support Services
Stephanie Grimes
Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183
340 South West Street
Phone: 309-341-7478
Email: sgrimes@knox.edu

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