School of Social Work, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Non-Tenure TrackPosition Title:
School of Social Work, Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow in Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment, Non-Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Chicago-Water Tower CampusLocation Code:
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (02800A)Department Name:
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORKIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
YesDuties and Responsibilities:
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work primarily with Dr. Maria Vidal and Dr. Francisco Lozornio in the School of Social Work to support immigrant and refugee accompaniment-related research projects and teaching and evaluation activities with the Online Bilingual MSW Program (OBP).
The Fellow’s specific research related responsibilities will be developed in consultation with Dr. Vidal and Dr. Lozornio, and may include project management, program evaluation, data management/analyses and manuscript preparation. In addition, the Fellow will teach two courses per academic year courses in Loyola’s Online Bilingual MSW Program and support OBP program administration by continuous program evaluation.
The postdoctoral fellowship is a two-year full-time appointment. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines for postdoctoral fellows (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html). Benefits are also provided based on Loyola University Chicago benefits policies. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to Loyola University Chicago and School of Social Work resources for career development, writing support, funding opportunities, and collaboration.
The School of Social Work is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities,sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification andenrichment of ideas and perspectives.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or a related field. Applicants must have defended their dissertation before starting the fellowship and must be within three years of completing their doctorate. Preferred candidates will have:
- Interest in research, scholarship, and teaching related to migration studies.
- Previous experience with working with refugees. Immigrants, and immigrant and first-generation students.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color
- Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, including effective oral/written communication, as evidenced by publications or grant-writing experience.
- Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment.
- Experience conducting mixed-methods research, including quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
- Proficient computer skills use statistical packages and proficiency in navigating and
maintaining both qualitative and quantitative data sets.
- Experience with SPSS and NVivo is preferred
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or a related field. Applicants must have defended their dissertation before starting the fellowship and must be within three years of completing their doctorate.Open Date:
07/21/2023Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, two writing samples or publications, and a teaching and research statement. The applicant cover letter should address the unique contribution they aim to make to:Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
1. Immigrant and refugee accompaniment-related issues and health equity scholarship; and2. Teaching in the online bilingual program
Loyola University Chicago 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.
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionQuick Link for Posting:
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 benefits centered 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.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
09/01/2023Position End Date:
09/01/2025Open Until Filled: