Ethics/Religion and Society Chair
Visiting Distinguished Professorships
Xavier University periodically invites nominations and applications for an appointment to the Ethics/Religion and Society Chair. The Chair has been endowed in response to a challenge grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Distinguished professorships will be awarded for a period of one semester to three years, depending on the needs of the University and the interest of the candidates.
The Chair of Ethics/Religion and Society is open to those teacher-scholars who have expertise in one of the humanities or in other disciplines which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods. Applicants must already hold the rank of associate or full professor. Selection will be made on the basis of a strong record in undergraduate teaching and scholarly accomplishment. Each semester the holder of the Chair will teach one or two undergraduate courses that integrate ethical and/or religious analysis of a socially significant issue and will participate in the intellectual life of the university.
The appointment of the first Chair took place in academic year 2000-01.