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Industry: University Faculty

Company: Loyola University Chicago

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
Modern Languages & Literatures, Director & Lecturer, Japanese Studies Program, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
Modern Languages & Literatures, Director & Lecturer, Japanese Studies Program, Non-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 & Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer, for academic year 2024-25. The candidate will assume the direction of the Japanese Language and Culture Minor Program.

As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in teaching Japanese language, literature, film and culture. As an urban-based Department of Modern Languages & Literatures dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity and the successful pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Spanish. For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang/index.shtml

The Director of the Japanese Language & Culture program will plan the curriculum, assign courses to the Japanese instructors, supervise student advisement and recruit both high school and college students to the minor. In addition to these administrative duties, the candidate will be expected to teach 8 courses per year, 4 per semester. These may include but are not limited to courses in Japanese Literature in Translation, Contemporary Japan, Japanese Popular Culture, Japanese Film, Japanese & Japanese American Women Writers. Loyola seeks to expand interdisciplinary and intercollege collaboration in both research and pedagogy; therefore, experience with interdisciplinary teaching and interdisciplinary curriculum development are essential to this position. The Director of the Japanese Language Program will also develop faculty-led opportunities for Loyola undergraduates to study in Japan, recruit locally and more widely and establish working ties with Japan-related schools and institutions in Chicago and abroad. Successful grant writing skills are a decisive asset.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Japanese studies and at least 3 years of experience teaching Japanese language to undergraduates at an American university, native or near-native fluency in Japanese and excellent English communication skills and experience with curriculum development. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures is one of the most diverse departments at Loyola. A successful candidate will have strong inclusion-related skills, to foster the highly diverse group of students studying Japanese and participating in Japanese extra- and co-curricular activities.

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 PhD in a relevant field of Japanese studies and at least 3 years of experience teaching Japanese language to undergraduates at an American university, native or near-native fluency in Japanese and excellent English communication skills and experience with curriculum development. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures is one of the most diverse departments at Loyola. A successful candidate will have strong inclusion-related skills, to foster the highly diverse group of students studying Japanese and participating in Japanese extra- and co-curricular activities.

The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date
05/21/2024

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 on teaching experience; (4) 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 professional development, 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 to:

Professor Hong Chen, Search Committee Chair
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until 1 July 2024.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/28198

Job Number
8501273

Organizational Location
PROVOST

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