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English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

Position Number

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type
Full-Time

FLSA Status
Exempt

Campus
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code
ENGLISH (02103A)

Department Name
ENGLISH

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?
No

Duties and Responsibilities

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 under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and from 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 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.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree 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.

Physical Demands
None

Working Conditions
None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree 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.

Open Date
03/06/2024

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 engaging a diverse community 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 .

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/27666

Job Number
8501375

Organizational Location
PROVOST

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies
1

Desired Start Date
08/12/2024

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluations
  2. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

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