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Lecturer in Writing and Core Literature

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 expertise in teaching first-year writing. 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.

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 candidates committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and from those who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities: 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 involve first-year writing and, depending on the instructor’s qualifications, developmental writing, advanced writing, introductory literature, or business writing courses. Faculty also engage in service at the program and department levels.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD in English or a closely related field by May 2024, with three years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing and at least one year’s experience or comparable training in either developmental writing or business 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.

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 teaching and service. They should also provide evidence that attests to their teaching performance and experience, and the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process, in which case they will receive an electronic prompt from LUC. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Bradshaw (mbradshaw@luc.edu). For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by March 29, 2024.

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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