Modern Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor of Italian, Tenure Track
Chicago, IL 
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Job Title Modern Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor of Italian, Tenure Track
Position Title Modern Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor of Italian, Tenure Track
Position Number
Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Location Code MODERN LANGUAGES (02107A)
Department Name MODERN LANGUAGES
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks a tenure-track candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Italian, with expertise in Italian or Italian Studies, for academic year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be joining one of the most diverse departments at Loyola, with more than 20 full-time faculty members who teach modern European as well as lesser-taught languages-Polish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese-with over 13 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Spanish. For more information about the department's faculty and academic programs, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang/index.shtml.

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 (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates will assume the direction of the Italian Studies Major while teaching 4 courses per year in such areas as Italian Language, Modern and Contemporary Italian Studies, Italian Cinema, and Italian Culture and Civilization. The candidate's fields might include Postcolonial Studies, Transnational Studies and Migration Studies, Mediterranean Diasporic Texts and Methodologies, Women and Gender Studies, and Queer Studies. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Italian or Italian Studies at the time of appointment, as well as experience teaching all levels of language, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and the potential for distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Administrative experience in program or curriculum design is highly desirable as is interdisciplinary teaching and research. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, and should possess a diverse scholarly agenda and a commitment to working across disciplines and fields of studies, engaging in dialogue with scholars and research in such adjacent areas as Italian American Studies, the Honors Program, Women and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and Global and International Studies. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands None
Working Conditions None
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Italian or Italian Studies at the time of appointment, as well as experience teaching all levels of language, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and the potential for distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Administrative experience in program or curriculum design is highly desirable as is interdisciplinary teaching and research. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, and should possess a diverse scholarly agenda and a commitment to working across disciplines and fields of studies, engaging in dialogue with scholars and research in such adjacent areas as Italian American Studies, the Honors Program, Women and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and Global and International Studies. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date 11/24/2020
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

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. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching, and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).

Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications via email to Dr. David Posner, Search Committee Chair, at dposner@luc.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until January 31, 2021.

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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Job Number 85TBD
Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/09/2021
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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