Edward L. Surtz, SJ Associate or Assistant Professor of English
Background: Full-time position at the rank of Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture, Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English. The Surtz Professorship is a five-year appointment. When the term ends, the faculty member will hold a regular appointment in the department. The Surtz Professor receives a research-intensive teaching load and a generous research stipend. Proud of its strong research record, the department serves over 200 undergraduate majors and minors and offers the MA and PhD degrees. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.
This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines). Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. International scholars are welcome to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses in 16th- and 17th-Century British Literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Work with graduate students will include serving on exam and dissertation committees. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a strong program of scholarship, and to engage in service at the department level or above. The Surtz Professor has primary responsibility for organizing the annual Edward L. Surtz, SJ Lecture in the Humanities.
Minimum Qualifications: This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for an advanced assistant professor or associate professor with strong credentials, including a record of excellence in research, teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerable expertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture. Priority will be given to applicants with a published monograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest to the department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender, textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and material culture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) 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 to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).
Review of applications will begin on December 21 and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to our mission of social justice and transformative education. The University believes that broad diversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record 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.