The History Department at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Russian and/or Eastern European history. The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses per semester (ordinarily two preparations), including a survey of modern European history, an upper-level history of the Soviet Union, and upper-level courses in the applicant's field of specialty. We seek applicants who display a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an interest in high-impact practices. The appointment will begin on August 24, 2021. Ph.D. in hand preferred. Teaching experience required. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and a list of three references online at https://careers.loyola.edu. The cover letter should include the applicant's philosophy of teaching, a summary of their teaching experience, and a description of the courses they would be excited to teach. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic, selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. Located in a residential section of Baltimore with Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia, Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and 2,000 students in its graduate programs. Conveniently located on the Washington-New York corridor, Loyola offers easy access to a number of university research libraries as well as the Library of Congress. In recent years Loyola has undergone dramatic growth and development, adding numerous academic programs and positions. Global Studies, which entails several history courses, has been among the largest growth areas. Loyola also currently offers study abroad programs or exchanges in more than twenty countries.
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. Loyola also welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to Loyola University Maryland's stated goal of equity and inclusion of the academic community. The Department of History is committed to anti-racist and inclusive teaching and practice (https://www.loyola.edu/academics/history/curriculum/inclusion-equity).
All candidates who are invited to interview will be required to submit a mission essay that expresses how they will contribute to Loyola's mission and vision. For more information please visit https://www.loyola.edu/about/mission. All applications are confidential.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.