The History Department at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Latin American history. The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses a semester (ordinarily two preparations), including Introduction to Modern Latin America and HS 100 Encountering the Past. Ability to teach History of Mexico preferred. Taken by all Loyola students as part of the Core Curriculum, HS 100 Encountering the Past uses the perspective of a single historical topic chosen by the instructor to introduce students to the field of history and its importance for understanding the present. Basic departmental or university service is expected (e.g., attending faculty meetings). We seek candidates who display a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an appreciation of or engagement in high impact practices in History. The appointment will begin on August 24, 2023. Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience preferred but not required. Applicants must submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees at https://careers.loyola.edu. Paper applications cannot be accepted. Review of applications will begin on April 21st.
Loyola University Maryland is a dynamic Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. Located in a residential section of Baltimore with Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia, Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and 2,000 students in its graduate programs. Conveniently located on the Washington-New York corridor, Loyola offers easy access to a number of university research libraries as well as the Library of Congress. In recent years Loyola has undergone dramatic growth and development, adding numerous academic programs and positions. Global Studies, which entails several history courses, has been among the largest growth areas. Loyola also currently offers study abroad programs or exchanges in more than twenty countries.
With a newly established Office of Equity and Inclusion headed by our Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive. Key efforts include faculty development programming, opportunities for learning (e.g., Diversity Reading Groups), investment in pedagogical resources for differential instruction (e.g., Fellows Programs), affinity faculty and staff groups, and following best-practices for hiring. For a full list of benefits to working at Loyola University Maryland, please visit https://www.loyola.edu/department/hr/benefits. To summarize, the successful applicant would join a thriving and active intellectual community.
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values. Loyola also welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. Please note that Loyola University Maryland is an institution that qualifies towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination, including the booster, unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University policy.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.