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English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

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Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

English, Lecturer (Writing and Core Literature), Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

ENGLISH (02103A)

Department Name:

ENGLISH

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in the Writing Program with expertise in teaching first-year writing. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola’s beautiful lakeside campus. Initial appointments are three-year, fixed-term, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review. For more information about the Writing Program, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/writingprogram/; for information about the English Department, visitwww.luc.edu/english.
Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of English 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. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and from candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.Full-time faculty in the Writing Program teach four courses per semester in Writing and Core Literature. Course assignments are based on the needs of the Department of English and the Writing Program but involve first-year writing and, depending on the instructor’s qualifications, developmental writing, advanced writing, introductory literature, or business writing courses. Faculty also engage in service at the program and department levels.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in English or a closely related field by May 2024, with three years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing and at least one year’s experience or comparable training in either developmental writing or business writing. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds. They must 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 successful candidate will have a PhD degree in English or a closely related field by May 2024, with three years’ demonstrated excellence teaching first-year writing and at least one year’s experience or comparable training in either developmental writing or business writing. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds. They must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.

Open Date:

03/06/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring engaging a diverse community through teaching and service. They should also provide evidence that attests to their teaching performance and experience, and the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process, in which case they will receive an electronic prompt from LUC. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Bradshaw (mbradshaw@luc.edu). For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by March 29, 2024.

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 atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

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.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/27666

Job Number:

8501375

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/12/2024

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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