Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Writing

Human Resources
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Loyola University Writing Department is hiring a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (university description below). One of the few stand-alone Writing Departments in the nation, our department has over 150 majors and minors. Focusing on the craft of writing, our courses include rhetoric, creative writing, and professional writing. Many of our courses are designated as diversity and service-learning. We are open to the area of expertise and preferred genre of the applicant who joins our department. Experience teaching first-year composition and engaging with social media/web writing is preferred.

Loyola University Maryland Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship is designed to support early career scholars from underrepresented minority groups on their path to becoming faculty members. The fellowship will provide financial support for salaries and benefits of fellows for two years. This year we are looking for Fellows in English literature and Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing. Scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research, which intersect with these areas, are also encouraged to apply.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their creative writing and/or research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to LUM's stated goal of equity and inclusion of the academic community. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess an awareness of and interest in high impact practices in line with the mission of Jesuit higher education.

This fellowship program is designed to provide emerging scholars with professional mentoring in teaching and research with guidance of established faculty. Fellows will participate in a yearlong professional development program that includes internal and external support.

Fellows will teach two courses per semester and conduct research and/or creative work in their chosen field of study. In addition to teaching and research, fellows will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students and participate in the life of the department and university. Funds will be provided for research or travel.

Materials should describe how candidates will contribute to Loyola's mission and vision and show an interest in high impact practices.
A cover letter describing background, research interests and experience, passion to become a faculty member, and goals of work toward becoming a faculty member
Teaching interest, plans for teaching during the appointment period, and proposed courses to teach
Curriculum vitae
Contact information for three references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation.
Scholarly or creative writing sample

Loyola seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including but not limited to women, people of color, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, first-generation college students, those with non-traditional career paths, and those who understand, respect, and can actively contribute to the University's Jesuit mission and values. For more information about our values please visit:

Loyola's commitment to diversity and inclusion spans the entire campus. With a newly established Office of Equity and Inclusion headed by our Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive. Key efforts include faculty development programming, opportunities for learning (e.g., Diversity Reading Groups), investment in pedagogical resources for differential instruction (e.g., Fellows Programs), affinity faculty and staff groups, and following best-practices for hiring. For a full list of benefits to working at Loyola University Maryland, please visit

MFA and/or PhD

Experience teaching first-year composition and engaging with social media/web writing is preferred