Lecturer in Digital/Multimodal Rhetorics (English)
The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in the Writing Program with a specialty in digital and multimodal rhetorics. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola’s beautiful lakeside campus. Initial appointments are three-year, fixed-term, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review. 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.
This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Full-time faculty in the Writing Program teach four courses per semester in Writing and Core Literature. Course assignments are based on the needs of the Department of English and the Writing Program but usually involve first year writing, advanced writing, and introductory literature courses. Faculty also engage in service at the program and department levels.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or terminal degree in English or a closely related field by May 2021, with formal training in digital and multimodal rhetorics, and three years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing. Other preferred areas of expertise include anti-racist pedagogy, social justice rhetoric/writing, public writing, and experiential writing. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds. They must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.
Candidates 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 to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 7.
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.
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