History, Assistant Professor, African American History, Tenure Track
History, Assistant Professor, African American History, Tenure TrackPosition Title:
History, Assistant Professor, African American History, Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
HISTORY (02104A)Department Name:
HISTORYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with a research and teaching specialty in African American history, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in the African American experience, in any time period. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 29 full-time faculty members, over 200 majors and minors, and MA and PhD programs in History and Public History. For more information, please see the Department of History website.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year 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) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in African American History, as well as broader surveys in the Loyola University core curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research and publication program, including the pursuit of external grants. Teaching expectations generally involve two courses per semester for research-intensive faculty.Qualifications:
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in History by the start of August 2021. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in History by the start of August 2021. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
11/24/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/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, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates should forward additional materials in digital form related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to D. Bradford Hunt, Professor and Chair, [email protected]
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
LUC 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 assessing 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.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: