The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with a research and teaching specialty in Digital Public History.

The Department defines Digital History and Public History broadly, and this position is open to historians who have demonstrated a commitment to using digital methods to develop scholarship and to using digital modes to present history to broad audiences.  Subject matter and geographic fields are open.

As an urban-based Department of History 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 (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.

The successful candidate will be joining a department with 29 full-time faculty members, over 200 majors and minors, and MA and PhD programs in History and Public History.  Loyola’s Public History Program has been a national leader in the field for decades, recently winning the Founders Award from the National Council on Public History.  Further, opportunities exist to collaborate closely with Loyola’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. For more information on the History Department as a whole, please see our website.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in the fields of digital humanities and digital public history, as well as broader surveys in the Loyola University core curriculum.  Teaching expectations generally involve two courses per semester for research-intensive faculty.  The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research and publication program, including the pursuit of external grants.  Finally, the successful candidate will participate in service to enhance the Public History program, the Department, places like the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, and the professional discipline as a whole.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in History by August 31, 2022. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Ph.D. in History by August 31, 2022.

Demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) 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 (inclusive excellence statement). Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, 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 in digital form related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to D. Bradford Hunt, Professor and Chair, dhunt1@luc.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is 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.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement

Inclusive Excellence Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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Application deadline: 11/15/21

Date posted: 11/22/21