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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Writing
Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Position Title Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Writing
Faculty Type Non Tenure Track Fulltime
Office/Department Writing
Location Evergreen Main Campus
Faculty Job Type Full-time
If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date:
Position Duties

The Loyola University Writing Department is hiring a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (university description below). One of the few stand-alone Writing Departments in the nation, our department has over 150 majors and minors. Focusing on the craft of writing, our courses include rhetoric, creative writing, and professional writing. Many of our courses are designated as diversity and service-learning. We are open to the area of expertise and preferred genre of the applicant who joins our department. Experience teaching first-year composition and engaging with social media/web writing is preferred.

Loyola University Maryland Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship is designed to support early career scholars from underrepresented minority groups on their path to becoming faculty members. The fellowship will provide financial support for salaries and benefits of fellows for two years. This year we are looking for Fellows in English literature and Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing. Scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research, which intersect with these areas, are also encouraged to apply.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their creative writing and/or research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to LUM’s stated goal of equity and inclusion of the academic community. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess an awareness of and interest in high impact practices in line with the mission of Jesuit higher education.

This fellowship program is designed to provide emerging scholars with professional mentoring in teaching and research with guidance of established faculty. Fellows will participate in a yearlong professional development program that includes internal and external support.

Fellows will teach two courses per semester and conduct research and/or creative work in their chosen field of study. In addition to teaching and research, fellows will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students and participate in the life of the department and university. Funds will be provided for research or travel.

Materials should describe how candidates will contribute to Loyola’s mission and vision and show an interest in high impact practices.
A cover letter describing background, research interests and experience, passion to become a faculty member, and goals of work toward becoming a faculty member
Teaching interest, plans for teaching during the appointment period, and proposed courses to teach
Curriculum vitae
Contact information for three references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation.
Scholarly or creative writing sample

Loyola seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including but not limited to women, people of color, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, first-generation college students, those with non-traditional career paths, and those who understand, respect, and can actively contribute to the University’s Jesuit mission and values. For more information about our values please visit: https://www.loyola.edu/about/mission.

Loyola’s commitment to diversity and inclusion spans the entire campus. With a newly established Office of Equity and Inclusion headed by our Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive. Key efforts include faculty development programming, opportunities for learning (e.g., Diversity Reading Groups), investment in pedagogical resources for differential instruction (e.g., Fellows Programs), affinity faculty and staff groups, and following best-practices for hiring. For a full list of benefits to working at Loyola University Maryland, please visit https://www.loyola.edu/department/hr/benefits.

Required Qualifications

MFA and/or PhD

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching first-year composition and engaging with social media/web writing is preferred.

Job Posting Date 03/29/2021
Priority Application Deadline Date 04/27/2021
Job Close Date
Anticipated Start Date 08/30/2021
University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Quicklink for Posting https://careers.loyola.edu/postings/5347

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