Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics invites applications for a lecturer position in the Department of Physics, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department of Physics has extensive undergraduate teaching duties in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as in its own programs for Physics Majors and Minors. For information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/physics.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities shall include a 4-4 teaching load, which includes introductory physics courses and labs for non-physics majors as well as courses for physics majors. In addition, the candidate must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Experience with a wide variety of different educational, research, or other work activities, including industry, is a plus.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related area, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a record of (or clear potential for) undergraduate mentorship.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit, by December 1, 2019, a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. 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. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:
Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
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
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. With an enrollment of 16,422 students, Loyola University Chicago occupies four campuses--Lake Shore, Water Tower, Health Sciences, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy--and is home to 11 schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the top "national universities" (#89 in the 2019 edition) in its annual reviews. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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