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Fine and Performing Arts, Lecturer (Visual Communication), Non-Tenure Tracks

Loyola University Chicago
United States, Illinois, Rogers Park
July 22, 2023
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Job Title Fine and Performing Arts, Lecturer (Visual Communication), Non-Tenure Tracks
Position Title Fine and Performing Arts, Lecturer (Visual Communication), Non-Tenure Tracks
Position Number
Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Location Code FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (02105A)
Department Name FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS) at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position for academic year 2023-24 with a specialty in Visual Communication. This is a lecturer appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review. CAS/ LUC provides opportunities for promotion based on demonstrated teaching excellence and service to the program, school, and university. The Fine Arts program offers a Bachelor's degree serving approximately 130 undergraduate art majors in art history, sculpture & ceramics, drawing, painting & printmaking, photography and visual communication. Information about the department is available at .
Located on Chicago's vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. We are a congenial, collaborative program, housed on Loyola's beautiful lakeside campus. As an urban-based Department, the DFPA is 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 educators committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines). 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. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The position includes teaching four undergraduate courses per semester in visual communication. The position includes some service obligations, primarily participating in critiques for Senior Capstone and attending department meetings. Successful candidates must be prepared to teach undergraduate courses within a liberal arts context. The ability to teach animation, color theory, and interactive design is essential.
Qualifications
An MFA or MDes in Visual Communication from an accredited college or university is required, as is a minimum of three years professional experience in the field and three years college-level teaching experience. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially regarding socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Candidates must 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
An MFA or MDes in Visual Communication from an accredited college or university is required, as is a minimum of three years professional experience in the field and three years college-level teaching experience. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially regarding socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.
Open Date 02/27/2023
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit in PDF format to the following: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position criteria outlined above; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through writing and service; (5) Examples of applicant's own work in electronic format ( PDF or URL); and (6) Examples of student's work in electronic format ( PDF or URL). Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).
Applicants should forward any additional materials related to teaching excellence to:
Kelli Evans
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication
kevans8@luc.edu
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago
Mundelein Center Suite 1200
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois, 60660
Review of applications will begin 01 March 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to our mission of social justice and transformative education. The University believes that broad diversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record 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 . For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at .
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 . 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 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.
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Job Number 8501240
Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/14/2023
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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