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School of Education, Part-Time Adjunct

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago-Water Tower Campus

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School of Education, Part-Time Adjunct

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School of Education, Part-Time Adjunct

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Chicago-Water Tower Campus

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The School of Education (SOE) at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for part-time instructors to teach in the SOE’s Teaching and Learning (T&L) program area during the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond. The T&L program runs Loyola’s CAEP-accredited teacher education program, TLLSC (Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools and Communities).Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to urban education and dedication to serving a historically minoritized student population consistent with Loyola’s commitment to advancing social justice through transformative education.Credentials, background, and teaching experiences in the following areas are typical areas of need within our program:
Elementary education (grades 1-6) with experience literacy and/or social studiesPreschool (ages 3-5) and early elementary (K-2) teachingMiddle grades (5-8) and secondary (9-12) education, including content area instruction in areas such as mathematicsCulturally responsive and anti-racist pedagogy, along with a social justice lens on educational psychology, child development, and educational policy.Serving culturally and linguistically diverse populationsSpecial education (PK-21)Supervision of internship experiences (we are also seeking experienced educators who can support our students during their final one-year internship

  • Teaching up to six credit hours courses or modules per semester. Undergraduate field-based courses are typically offered during the morning, with university-based courses offered in the late afternoon or evening. Graduate courses typically take place in the afternoon and evening. Courses (2-3 credit hours) are offered in university classrooms, while modules (1-6 credit hours) are field-based learning experiences which primarily are taught within partner sites. Enrolled students are pursuing Illinois teaching licensure in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and/or special education.
  • Supporting our existing partnerships with schools and community agencies through collaborative on-site work with teachers and administrators to support field-based teaching and learning.
  • Collaboration with T&L chairs and faculty in ensuring consistency and quality across sections and semesters. Part-time faculty receive resources and support from faculty leads, chairs, and program coordinators in order to become familiar with our program, syllabi, assignments, and systems/technology.
  • Face-to-face instruction. Note that our teacher education programs are largely face-to-face or hybrid in format (and not solely online), so PT faculty would ideally be available to teach on Loyola’s campus and to visit partner sites where indicated. Field experiences are directly supervised by faculty, who typically visit school sites with their class.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned Master’s or Doctorate in appropriate area(s) of education
  2. 3+ years of experience as a Preschool-Grade 12 educator in an area of need listed above
  3. Current or previous state educator licensure
  4. Successful prior work in teacher education
Preferred Experiential Qualifications:
  1. Urban education experiences and in efforts to address social justice
  2. Supervision or field-based work with practicum students and/or interns

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Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned Master’s or Doctorate in appropriate area(s) of education
  2. 3+ years of experience as a Preschool-Grade 12 educator in an area of need listed above
  3. Current or previous state educator licensure
  4. Successful prior work in teacher education
Preferred Experiential Qualifications:
  1. Urban education experiences and in efforts to address social justice
  2. Supervision or field-based work with practicum students and/or interns

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date for fall teaching positions is August 15th, and January 1st for spring teaching. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a brief cover letter that explains interest in and fit for this position, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three professional references, and (5) a 1-2 page statement outlining their envisioned role in advocating for social justice and equity as a teacher educator.

Application material should be submitted to: Make inquiries to:

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

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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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