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Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics (Two-year term)

DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

Job Details


The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University invites applications for the position of Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics to begin in August 2024. This is a two-year term position with an option to extend for a third year by mutual agreement.

The Schaenen Scholar position has the following main responsibilities. First, to teach 3 courses per year in the appropriate academic department. Second, to share their research expertise to engage intellectually with the DePauw community. This could include public lectures, arranging symposia, hosting visiting scholars, leading faculty reading groups, serving as a guest lecturer in a class, and so on. Third, to assist with the educational and academic aspects of our student internship programs, by providing training and mentorship to student interns. Fourth, to help manage various aspects of the Institute’s programming, including reviewing paper submissions, course proposals, and funding proposals.

We seek a scholar with a strong background and record of accomplishment and/or promise in ethics. A Ph.D. (by the time of appointment) is required. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, although we will consider 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. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The Prindle Institute specifically seeks candidates with an ability to teach in areas of applied ethics (e.g., bioethics, business ethics, technology ethics) and/or candidates with an ability to teach in the broad area of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics).

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 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 our website:

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating over 1,800 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, to be renamed The Institute of Music at DePauw in July 2024. 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 is committed to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter summarizing qualifications; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of scholarly interests; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations); contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Jeff Dunn, Director of the Prindle Institute, at with any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePauw University, in affirmation of its commitment to excellence, endeavors to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in its hiring, promotion, compensation and admission procedures. Institutional decisions regarding hiring, promotion, compensation and admission will be based upon a person’s qualifications and/or performance without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, gender identity or gender expression, except where religion, gender, or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification.

DePauw University’s goals and commitments are best served if the institution reflects the diversity of our society; hence, DePauw seeks diversity in all areas and levels of employment and abides by all local, state and federal regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. The University admits, hires and promotes individuals upon their qualities and merits.

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