The Tuohy Chair in Government and Ethics

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Claremont, CA, USA
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

The Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for the Alice Tweed Tuohy Chair in Government and Ethics for a tenured Associate or Full Professorship. The position will begin on July 1, 2023. The department is interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching focus on the moral and ethical foundations of liberal democracy. Research and teaching topics of particular interest include the grounding of rights and republican government, the ethics and practice of civility and toleration, classical and modern ethics, democratic citizenship, political rhetoric and deliberation, political leadership, the relationship between politics and religion, the virtues and shortcomings of liberal democracy and market capitalism, and constitutionalism and the rule of law.

The ideal candidate will also be a teacher-scholar who can contribute to CMC's Open Academy Initiative, which articulates the College's foundational commitment to freedom of expression and open inquiry, diversity of viewpoint and experience, and constructive dialogue.

The teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and to maintain the highest standards of excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise, including one introductory course a year.

Given the College's commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Application Details

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement that addresses the candidate's ability to teach, mentor, and inspire students representing a broad range of backgrounds; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a writing sample. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. Please upload application materials at:

Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning October 20, 2022. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted via Zoom.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.


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