Lecturer (Spanish), Non-Tenure Track (two positions)

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer of Spanish (non-tenure-track, renewable) beginning academic year 2023-2024. The Spanish section of MLL serves approximately 50 majors in Spanish and over 300 minors. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Hispanic Studies. For more information about the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang

The candidate should have a PhD in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) language coordination and student mentorship. Experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language and coordination of different levels from beginning to high intermediate is required. Candidates should have experience in the innovative use of technology in the classroom and be willing to assess all language levels and to supervise e-portfolios. Experience in second language acquisition is also desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

The candidate will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, ranging from beginning to high intermediate level Spanish language courses, possibly also including courses in literature in translation, as well as serving as coordinator for Spanish 101-102. Coordination duties include running a yearly two-day training workshop, traditionally scheduled two weeks before the fall semester begins, supervising and conducting periodic observations of graduate student instructors, and assisting with placement for SPAN 101 and 102, among other tasks.

Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu/: (1) a letter of interest; (2) current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship.

Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to: 

David M. Posner, Ph.D., Chair

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Loyola University Chicago

1032 West Sheridan Road

Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on 30 January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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 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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