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School of Social Work, Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow in Immigrant & Refugee Accompani...

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago-Water Tower Campus

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School of Social Work, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Non-Tenure Track

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School of Social Work, Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow in Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment, Non-Tenure Track

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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 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

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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.

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Special 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:

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 For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at

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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 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.

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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
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  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
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  • 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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