Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Classical Studies seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022. The Department of Classical Studies has seven full-time faculty serving majors and minors in Classical Civilization, Latin, and Ancient Greek. The department, which is located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus, also houses a post-baccalaureate program in Classics and contributes to the training of graduate students in the humanities in the ancient languages. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/classicalstudies/ .
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 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 departments, particularly in scientific disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in their specialty area as well as in the Core and ancient languages. The teaching load is 2-2 in the first three years; teaching loads thereafter will be determined by departmental guidelines. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda and increase the incorporation of scientific topics in the department through new and existing courses. Applicants should also be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to the performance of service activities within the Classical Studies department.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline such as Ancient History or Near Eastern Studies whose research intersects with science; subdisciplines may include the scientific humanities, history of scientific thought, bioethics, the environment, technology, medicine, or material science and archaeology. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (inclusive excellence statement). They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Any additional materials related to teaching, scholarly, and administrative excellence can be uploaded to www.careers.luc.edu. Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to:
Dr. Laura Gawlinski
Search Committee Chair, Department of Classical Studies
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before November 1st will receive full consideration. First-round interviews will take place exclusively via Zoom, with (planned) in-person interviews for finalists.
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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