Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English seeks qualified candidates for a full-time non-tenure track position in the Writing Program, with a specialty in African American or Latinx literature, beginning Fall 2023. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola's beautiful Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the Writing Program, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/writingprogram; for information about the English Department, visit www.luc.edu/english.
Located on Chicago's vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of English dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from underrepresented and underserved populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the furtherance of the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Full-time faculty in the Writing Program teach four courses per semester. Course assignments are based on the needs of the Department of English and the Writing Program but typically involve first-year writing, advanced writing, and introductory literature courses.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD or terminal degree in English or a closely related field by May 2023. We require demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level, and we value familiarity with the needs of writers whose first language is not English. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit education.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years' experience teaching first-year writing to a diverse, multilingual student body, with experience teaching African American or Latinx literature. Other desirable areas of expertise include anti-racist pedagogy, social justice rhetoric/writing, public writing, multimodal writing, and experiential writing.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae ; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website. References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.
Please direct inquiries to Melissa Bradshaw, Director of the Writing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before November 30 will receive full consideration.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity - including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment - is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
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