Special Instructions to Applicants Department NamePOLITICAL SCIENCE Position TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics,Tenure Track Position Number Location CodePOLITICAL SCIENCE (02118A) Job CategoryUniversity Faculty The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics,Tenure Track Number of Vacancies1 Job TypeFull-Time Job Number85TBD Position Details Duties and Responsibilities Organizational LocationPROVOST Open Date11/24/2020 Working ConditionsNone Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Physical DemandsNone Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Close Date Qualifications Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forwardadditional materials related to teaching excellence and samples ofscholarly publications to:Patrick Boyle, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairDepartment of Political ScienceLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14580 FLSA StatusExempt Open Until FilledYes Position End Date The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts andSciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applicationsfor a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of AssistantProfessor, for academic year 2021-22. We seek applicants withexpertise in Comparative Politics. Our highest priorities as tofunctional specialization are democratization, ethnic and racialpolicies, political economy, and social movements; our highestregional priorities are Asia and Latin America. The successfulcandidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-timefaculty members, over 600 majors and 100 minors, and four graduateprograms (BA/MA, MA/JD, MA, and PhD). For more information aboutthe department, please visit its website athttp://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/index.shtmlThis search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.Successful candidates will be expected to teach an introductorycourse in Comparative Politics, and, according to their expertise,upper division undergraduate and graduate comparative politicscourses, as well as one of the department’s regional politicscourses. They may also develop special topics courses inconversation with the Department Chair and according todepartmental needs. Additionally, they will be expected to supportthe department’s student-related programming and academic advisingaccording to the practices of the department and to serve ondepartmental and university committees as designated by theDepartment Chair. The successful candidate is expected to pursue astrong research program, including the pursuit of externalgrants.The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation.
The energy investment initiative is unusual, as it comes from the commercial world rather than EU institutions such as the European Commission’s DG Energy. This department is headed by Maroš Šefčovič, European commissioner for the Energy Union. On the commercial side of the fence, the Alphandéry group includes support from formidable financial powers. The banks with representatives involved in the study include Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, PNB Paribas and Société Géneral.No less force comes from industry. The group’s energy companies include ERDF, which manages the public electricity-distribution network for 95% of France; IBERDROLA of Spain; SNAM, the Italian specialist in natural gas infrastructure; and Belgium’s ENGIE, which operates globally in the fields of electricity, natural gas and other energy services.When referring to the EU Energy Union, the group’s study indicates friendly liaison with the Commission’s DG Energy. It also makes positive references to the EU’s Capital Markets Union, the €315bn Juncker investment plan and the European Investment Bank. As the members of the group would no doubt be aware, the Junker plan – the EU’s European Fund for Strategic Investments – already lists as an objective the task to remove regulatory bottle-necks, including for the Energy Union. Hence, a reasonable interpretation of the motive behind the group study is simply to catalyse a step-up in urgency in the interests of investment in energy infrastructure. While the group itself would not stray from diplomatic terminology, a vulgar reading of its report is simply that it intends to give a kick in the pants to Brussels, to encourage a speed-up. Invited to comment on the plan, Šefčovič’s department preferred to hold its tongue.Other pressure in parallel direction of EU cross-border energy liaison can be understood from an ‘opinion’ published by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Its paper was issued almost simultaneously to the unveiling of the Alphandéry group study. The EESC calls for a “speaking-with-one-voice” approach to the EU’s energy policy and the establishment of a “safe balance of importing streams”.Back to the bank-industry document, it lists a series of recommendations of what should be done. For example, it favours the setting up of a list of projects that meet various criteria, such as that they fit in with a pan-European energy policy. Another recommendation would boost activity by the existing Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in its role of increasing the convergence of national regulators. ACER was set up in 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, partly with this objective in mind.Additionally, the group would like to see enhanced activity of an Ombudsman-type process of project coordination. This would create accountability for the delivery of projects locally and take steps to enhance the credit rating of senior debt, thus to facilitate access from institutional sources. The group politely goes on to praise the Commission’s “projects of common interest” concept, but it then comments that, whilst in 2013, 248 “PCIs” were listed, only 13 of them had so far been completed. For more on global energy markets, see the Special Report in the May issue of IPE magazine Jeremy Woolfe relates some the recent efforts to unlock investment in Europe’s energy infrastructureA plan to unleash large investment opportunities, including for pension fund asset managers, into EU cross-border energy projects has been unveiled by a group that encompasses globally known banks working together with international energy companies. According to a figure the group attributes to the European Commission, the estimate of the funding requirement to develop electricity, gas and other energy-related schemes across EU frontiers, up to the year 2020, is a colossal €1trn. However, at present, there are “many factors” that explain the difficulty to launch such projects, the group states in a study unveiled recently in Brussels.Impediments faced by investors include that each individual project may need to sort out its own economic profile, and this has to be done working with different sets of national legislation. The study by the group sums up the challenge as overcoming a “low level of energy-policy integration and the disparities between the regulations and policies among [EU] member states”. Among other tasks is coping with a “mismatch between the long-term perspective of investors and the short-term economic and political cycles”. Furthermore, writes the group, account has to be taken of “the rapid pace of technological change” (renewables, storage, energy efficiency and so on).The group is chaired by Edmond Alphandéry, a former economics minister in France. Since July 2013, he has been chairman of the board of directors of the Brussels think tank the Centre for European Studies. At the study’s launch, Alphandéry summed up the aims of the group as “to reduce bottlenecks for investors”. Otherwise, the present predicament of projects taking 15 years to get from conceptualisation to realisation would continue, he said.
California Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that the first scheduled witnesses will be State Department officials Bill Taylor and George Kent.Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, also said ousted U.S.-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled as a witness for a second hearing.“It is clear that President Trump tried to use Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political opponent,” Schiff told reporters, adding, it is “presidential misconduct.”Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan spoke with reporters shortly after Schiff argued that the facts are clear and insisted that there was no pressure on Ukraine and “no quid pro quo.”North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows also spoke with reporters about the inquiry saying it’s “actually getting easier to defend the President” as more transcripts of depositions are released.Meadows and Jordan repeatedly stressed that Trump did nothing wrong.Related content:House approves rules for Trump impeachment inquiry
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating a deadly outbreak of Listeria infections that have been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs.According to reports the eggs were packaged in plastic pails by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia, and sold to nationwide food service operators.Four out of seven people reported infections across Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and South Carolina.One death was reported in Texas, the CDC said. Others affected were hospitalized.Check out the CDC’s advice to retailers, food service operators, and consumers, plus the latest on the outbreak here.
Fire Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital. His condition is currently unknown.No other information has been released as of this time. Lifeguards rescued an unidentified man who was caught in a rip current near Riviera Beach just before noon Saturday.The incident happened behind the Marriott Oceana Palms resort at 3200 North Ocean Drive on Singer Island.Several units from Riviera Beach Fire Rescue and Ocean Rescue responded to the scene.
Our state saw nearly 3,400 cases of hepatitis A last year, according to health officials.Statistics through Saturday reveal there were 3,395 cases, including 63 new cases reported last week.Florida totaled 1,175 reported cases of hepatitis A over the five previous years combined, with 548 of those cases occurring in 2018.Hepatitis A can cause liver damage. It is spread through such things as fecal matter. That could include transmission by people not properly washing their hands after going to the bathroom and by contaminating food or drinks.To that end, health officials urge people to get vaccinated against the disease.Pasco County had the most cases across the state in 2019, with 414.
The 2020 Python Bowl wrapped this weekend with the capture of 80 Burmese pythons over the 10-day competition.Unfortunately, that number is just a drop in the bucket as wildlife experts believe the python population in the Everglades may exceed 100,000.One man won an off-road ATV from Bass Pro Shops for capturing eight pythons, which was the most, and another man won $2 grand for capturing the longest python, which measured over 12-and-a-half feet. The South Florida Water Management District says hosting the event around the Super Bowl brought incredible public awareness to the danger the invasive snakes pose.
A Florida man has been arrested after he was charged with animal cruelty and child abuse.The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 38-year-old Robert Leroy Edwards because he allegedly used an electrical cord to hang someone else’s dog from a tree by it’s neck because the animal wouldn’t stop barking. Police also say he punched a boy because the boy did not help him hide the dog’s body.Investigators say another man who was in the house at the time heard the fuss and came downstairs to see what was going on. When he was “made aware of the senseless killing of the dog,” the person started arguing with Edwards, who then punched the man multiple times in the face.Edwards was arrested on multiple felony charges, including the torturing of an animal, child abuse, battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.He is being held without bond.
Rush Limbaugh of “The Rush Limbaugh Show, ” has announced that he is currently battling advanced lung cancer.The radio host made the announcement Monday after two medical institutions confirmed his status on January 20th.According to reports, Rush went in for a check up after noticing something was wrong on January 12th.He now plans to take several days off from the show to undergo treatment.
Officials in Tennessee are reporting that a man has died after he became trapped inside of a donation bin just outside of a Walmart.The incident was reported Sunday at the establishment in Clarksville.Authorities say they responded to the scene to find the lower half of an adult male protruding from the bin.Officials were able to extract the man from the bin, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.It is unclear at this time how long the man may have been stuck in the bin or his exact cause of death. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, however, they did report that they do not suspect foul play.