Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture. The Surtz Professorship is a five-year appointment. When the term ends, the faculty member will hold a regular appointment in the department. The Surtz Professor receives a research-intensive teaching load and a generous research stipend. Proud of its strong research record, the department serves over 200 undergraduate majors and minors and offers the MA and PhD degrees. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.
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.
Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses in 16th- and 17th-Century British Literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Work with graduate students will include serving on exam and dissertation committees. 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 Surtz Professor has primary responsibility for organizing the annual Edward L. Surtz, SJ Lecture in the Humanities.
This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for an advanced assistant professor or associate professor with strong credentials, including a record of excellence in research, teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerable expertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture. Priority will be given to applicants with a published monograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest to the department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender, textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and material culture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14605
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.