Heading: Call for the Next Endowed Professor

Applications are currently being accepted for the 5th Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professorship of Civil Discourse. Selected through a competitive application process, the Endowed Professor will develop a new interdisciplinary civil discourse course and coordinate the annual Fall Civil Discourse Symposium around using the tools of civil discourse to respond to the program’s next theme: When political divides become personal: Healing the wounds of polarization in our everyday lives.

Applications are due by 5:00pm on October 10, 2022.

For more information about this position and the application process, please refer to the full Call for the Next Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse.

Application questions should be directed to Lisa M. Perhamus, Director of the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, at [email protected]

Formal applications should be submitted to Dr. Lisa M. Perhamus, in care of Aubrey Dull, at [email protected].

Candidates for the next Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse will be:

  • Committed to students and a transformative liberal education
  • Passionate about promoting civil discourse across diverse, often divergent perspectives
  • Concerned about the current state of (un)civil discourse in the public square
  • Attentive to the ways that (un)civil discourse impacts people’s everyday lives
  • Cognizant of how healthy civil discourse practices within families and communities contribute to a robust democracy
  • Invested in community-engaged teaching and learning
  • Inspired to design an innovative course with compensation including reassigned time, stipend, and professional development funds with exceptional administrative and expert support
  • Interested in enriching one’s program’s curriculum with a popular and potentially permanent high-impact course
  • Looking to develop one’s leadership skills and express one’s creative spirit
  • Tenured or tenure-track GVSU faculty

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