School of Education, Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning, Tenure Track
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School of Education, Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning, Tenure TrackPosition Title:
School of Education, Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning, Tenure TrackJob Category:
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Chicago-Water Tower CampusLocation Code:
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (02300A)Department Name:
SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The School of Education (SOE) at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track position as an assistant professor. This individual will join the faculty in the SOE’s Teaching and Learning (T&L) program area, which manages Loyola’s Ed.D. and M.Ed. programs in Curriculum Culture and Communities (3Cs), and M.Ed. in Language, Culture, and Community, as well as the CAEP-accredited undergraduate and graduate teacher education program TLLSC (Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools and Communities). The candidate selected for this position will primarily serve the graduate programs in 3Cs, an innovative program that recognizes education as an interprofessional endeavor and perceives curriculum, teaching, learning, and development as occurring in a variety of contexts (e.g., schools, nonprofits, businesses, community organizations, etc.) and strives to unite these contexts to better serve all learners while respecting the culture of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The selected candidate will also support the undergraduate and graduate TLLSC program, primarily in field-based modules occurring early in students’ pathways that focus on the profession of teaching, developmental and learning theories, community-based schooling, exploring identity and intersectionality, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The selected candidate will participate in ongoing social justice initiatives shaped around the SOE’s conceptual framework and mission. We seek candidates who will collaborate with colleagues across the program, SOE, and University to build social justice and anti-racist education programs. The selected candidate will support the SOE’s strong commitment to urban education and dedication to serving historically minoritized populations consistent with Loyola’s commitment to advancing social justice through transformative education.
Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of culturally responsive, antiracism, and social justice education practices across a variety of learning and education contexts. Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of learning, instructional, and assessment theories and their application across a variety of learning and education contexts. Candidate must demonstrate a collaborative nature and commitment to collegiality, trust, and building strong working relationships within Teaching and Learning and the larger SOE and University communities. Candidate must demonstrate a disposition to work with colleagues across these same contexts to build stronger programs that emphasize critical social justice and anti-racism. The candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to urban education and learning with a dedication to serving historically minoritized populations consistent with Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to advancing social justice through transformative education. The main responsibilities of these positions include the following:
- Maintaining a teaching load of graduate 3Cs courses, supervising doctoral dissertations and dissertations in practice, and supporting independent studies for graduate students.
- Supporting the TLLSC program by teaching modules, the unique field-based learning experiences (primarily taking place within partner sites) of which our teacher education programs are primarily comprised.
- Fulfilling the scholarship responsibilities of a tenure-track faculty member, including developing a research agenda, presenting at regional and national conferences, and publishing in outlets relevant to their area of research and practice.
- Fulfilling the service responsibilities of a tenure-track professor, including mentoring and advising responsibilities for graduate students in the 3Cs Program, service to the T&L faculty through program improvement and development, program recruitment, and program accreditation efforts, service to the SOE (e.g., through committee work), and service to the larger university, community, and profession.
- Joining and supporting efforts to address social justice through anti-racism, as well as other efforts, including curriculum improvement and development within the T&L programs and the SOE.
- Maintaining and enhancing community engagement and existing partnerships with community agencies and schools. This includes working alongside other faculty members to build relationships with administrators, teachers, and community organization leaders.
- Earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Curriculum, and Instruction, Instructional Design, Adult Learning, Community Development, and Learning or related Education or Learning fields, with a potential for scholarship production within these fields.
- Experience with interprofessional learning, partnerships, and education in settings outside of PK-12.
- Experiences in learning and education in urban contexts in efforts to address social justice
- Experiences with partnership development with schools, community organizations, and non-profits.
- Experience with collaborative, participatory, community, or action research methodologies and practices in research.
- Knowledge of or experiences, in Early Childhood, or Special Education is a bonus.
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:1. Earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Curriculum, and Instruction, Instructional Design, Adult Learning, Community Development, and Learning or related Education or Learning fields, with a potential for scholarship production within these fields.2. Experience with interprofessional learning, partnerships, and education in settings outside of PK-12.
Preferred Experiential Qualifications:1. Experiences in learning and education in urban contexts in efforts to address social justice2 Experiences with partnership development with schools, community organizations, and non-profits.3. Experience with collaborative, participatory, community, or action research methodologies and practices in research.4. Knowledge of or experiences, in Early Childhood, or Special Education is a bonus.
11/28/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit the following: 1) cover letter 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) a professional statement describing their approach to instruction and partnering with schools and communities, and 4) a research statement to the position portal at www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, in terms of graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, scholarship, and community service. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Make inquiries to Dr. David Ensminger, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Search Committee, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago at [email protected] The review of applications begins after January 17, 2023, with preference given to applications received prior to this date. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity, 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 degree.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. 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, 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 benefitscentered 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.
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