English, Lecturer in Writing Center Administration - Non-Tenure Track
English, Lecturer in Writing Center Administration - Non-Tenure TrackPosition Title:
English, Lecturer in Writing Center Administration - Non-Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
ENGLISH (02103A)Department Name:
ENGLISHIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties 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 a specialty in writing center administration. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola’s beautiful lakeside campus. Initial appointments are renewable, 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.Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a PhD or terminal degree in English or a closely related field by May 2021, with five years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing in addition to training and at least two years’ experience in writing center administration. They must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.
Preferred qualifications include experience designing pedagogical workshops or training sessions for writing center tutors, including workshops that address anti-racist and non-ableist writing center practices; a record of success in curricular development and implementation in undergraduate and graduate writing center pedagogy; and experience in research-based improvement of writing center services.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The successful candidate will have a PhD or terminal degree in English or a closely related field by May 2021, with five years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing in addition to training and at least two years’ experience in writing center administration.Open Date:
04/09/2021Special 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) an inclusive excellence 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). Referees will not be solicited immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process.
For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 7, 2021.
For further information, please contact Dr. David Chinitz, Chairperson, Department of English ([email protected])
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 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 favorably factor 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: