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Modern Languages and Literature, Instructor in Spanish (One-Year), Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

Modern Languages and Literature, Instructor in Spanish (One-Year), Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

Modern Languages and Literature, Instructor in Spanish (One-Year), Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

MODERN LANGUAGES (02107A)

Department Name:

MODERN LANGUAGES

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a Temporary, One-year Instructor (non-renewable) Appointment in Spanish for academic year 2022-23. As an urban-based Department of Modern Languages & Literatures 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. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Hispanic Studies. For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang.

As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in teaching all levels of Spanish language, as well as experience in the coordination of Spanish 101-102. Candidates should have experience in the innovative use of technology in the classroom, and be willing to assess all language levels and supervise e-portfolios. Experience in second language acquisition is also desirable.
The candidate will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, ranging from beginning to high intermediate level Spanish language courses, and serve as coordinator for Spanish 101-102. Coordination duties include running a yearly two-day training workshop—traditionally scheduled two weeks before the fall semester begins—supervising and conducting periodic observations of graduate student instructors, and assisting with placement for SPAN 101 and 102, among other tasks.

Qualifications:

The candidate will preferably have a PhD in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment; the minimum requirement is an MA in Spanish. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) language coordination and student mentorship. Experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language and coordination of different levels from beginning to high intermediate is required. The candidate should 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 candidate will preferably have a PhD in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment; the minimum requirement is an MA in Spanish. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) language coordination and student mentorship. Experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language and coordination of different levels from beginning to high intermediate is required. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date:

06/09/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) 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 may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:Ana Rodríguez Navas, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Loyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin on 1 July 2022 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 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

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/20513

Job Number:

88TBD

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/15/2022

Position End Date:

06/30/2023

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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