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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of 19th Century British Literature, Loyola University Chicago (12/1/2016)

loyolauniversitychicagoJob Opening: Assistant Professor of 19th Century British Literature

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Their ideal candidate is a specialist in 19th century British literature whose research and teaching takes a broad approach to the long nineteenth century, including areas such as trans-Atlantic and diasporic literatures, critical race studies, colonization/empire, and textual studies and digital humanities.

Located in the city's vibrantly multicultural north side on Lake Michigan, LUC is committed to understanding and promoting diversity and social justice, and to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students and staff. The university offers students a transformative educational experience that recognizes the central importance of intellectual, social, cultural, and demographic diversity. LUC strives to foster a pluralistic, cross-cultural perspective and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Proud of its strong research record, the department serves 300 undergraduate majors and minors and offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml. Loyola University enrolls over 16,000 students in 11 schools and colleges. Located in diverse neighborhoods and surrounded by academic resources such as the Newberry and other major research libraries, LUC also includes three international campuses.

Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Starting date is August 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in English by August 2017. They should demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to engage with the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education, rooted in free inquiry, interfaith dialogue, and social justice.

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement and research agenda, a writing sample, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three referees from whom LUC can request letters of recommendation. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications when requested to jwexler@luc.edu or:

Joyce Wexler, Ph.D., Chair
Department of English
Loyola University Chicago
1001 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60626

In order to expand the applicant pool, and as the MLA suggests, LUC will conduct initial interviews by Skype in December. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by December 1, 2016.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for its mission and diversifying its faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, it seeks candidates who will contribute to its strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, candidates should consult www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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