The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22, with a specialty in the Anglophone literatures of either Africa, South Asia, the Pacific, or the Caribbean. Strengths in postcolonial and decolonial studies; indigenous studies; critical refugee studies; migration studies; environmental justice; slavery studies; the intimacies of race, gender, and sexuality; or new logics of global connection, interchange, and solidarity are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community with existing strengths in South Asian, Asian American, Latinx, African American, and Caribbean literatures – as well as interdisciplinary foci in textual studies and the digital humanities, gender and queer theory, modernism/modernity, and critical race theory – and a university that has made social justice central to its vision. For more information about the Department, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/english.
This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear 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). Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. International scholars are welcome to apply.
The position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in our MA and PhD programs. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a strong program of scholarship, and to 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 2021. 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.
Internal Number: 14606
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.