Instructor, English (One year appointment)

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Job Title:

Instructor, English (One year appointment)

Position Title:

Instructor, English (One year appointment)

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:

Teaching undergraduate composition and, possibly, core literature courses.

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for multiple non-tenure track, one-year Full-Time Instructorships in English for academic year 2021-2022. For more information about the Department, please visit its website at 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 part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from teachers committed to interdisciplinarity and with experience mentoring diverse populations.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have MFA degrees or doctoral degrees in English or a closely related field. They must have experience teaching first-year composition, and they must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit, Catholic education.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

MFA or doctoral degree in English or a closely related field
Experience teaching first-year composition

Open Date:

06/14/2021

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 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).

Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021 and continue until all positions are filled.

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.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16274

Job Number:

88xxxxx

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

5

Desired Start Date:

08/09/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
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