Assistant Professor, Modernist Fiction

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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure track position with a specialization in modernist fiction, beginning Fall 2023. We seek a scholar and teacher whose research engages the period bookended by the two World Wars and both includes and extends beyond canonical modernist traditions. Additional specializations in one or more of the following are particularly welcome: gender and sexuality studies; race studies; comparative approaches across the Anglophone world; ecocriticism; textual studies; digital humanities; and interdisciplinary approaches. For more information about the English Department, please visit www.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 underrepresented and underserved populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.

The position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in our MA and PhD programs. The successful candidate will pursue a strong program of scholarship and engage in service at the department level or above.

The candidate will have a PhD in English or a closely related field, or have a plan in place to defend by May 2023. Candidates for the position must demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching and must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit, Catholic education.

Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, including an account of their research agenda; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to engaging a diverse community through teaching and service; and (5) a writing sample.

References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.

Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Marta Werner (mwerner7@luc.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 16 will receive full consideration.

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


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