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Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor for our Information Technology programs. This is a 12-month appointment that includes teaching, service and administrative oversight.

Responsibilities include program oversight of our BA in Information Technology, BA in Web Technologies, and technology-related certificates. Program oversight includes mentoring students and assisting with curriculum, program, and faculty development, along with assisting the development of new adult-education and workplace-oriented programs, including graduate programs, corporate training, and non-credit training.

The candidate will teach 8 courses a year within our technology programs, with possible occasional teaching of School requirements (CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion, CPST 201 Civic Identity and Development, and CPST 397 Capstone).

Academic and Professional Qualifications include a minimum of an earned master's degree in Computer Science or related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a record of supporting learners. A doctorate and/or experience with adult and online programs are strongly preferred. Appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor is contingent on completed doctorate; candidates with a Master’s degree will be appointed as Instructor.

We are seeking candidates with strong organizational and collaboration skills, including the ability to work with stakeholders in other parts of the University, a capacity for leadership, an interest in educational innovation, a commitment to social justice, and a willingness to serve the university, profession, and community. We are interested in candidates who have professional experience outside of higher education and have an ability to adapt to change.

We are also seeking candidates who identify with and appreciate our population of diverse and non-traditional students, and can support and promote their success within technology fields. In holistically accessing 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 or work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also value experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Continuing and Professional Studies serves adult learners with a variety of educational programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We provide a supportive and flexible environment for our students, staff, and faculty. The school is located near Chicago's historic Water Tower, and within steps of Chicago's business and governmental communities. The School celebrated 100 years of service to adult learners in Chicago in 2014 and is poised for new growth. It is part of a Jesuit network of schools for working adults in the U.S. and abroad. More information may be found at http://www.luc.edu/adult-education.

ABOUT LOYOLA: Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, has more than 15,000 students and four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. The university offers over 70 undergraduate majors, 80 master's degrees and 30 doctoral degrees. Further information may be found at http://www.luc.edu.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit electronic application at https://www.careers.luc.eduu. See this site for full details: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/174422

Applicants are asked to include a cover letter with a statement summarizing background qualifications, a curriculum vitae or resume, and a 1-page teaching statement in which they briefly reflect on their teaching and mentoring style and philosophy. Applicants should also provide the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications. References may be contacted later in the review process.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. 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. We are inclusive of all individuals supportive of the Jesuit mission regardless of one's faith background. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed/. Applications from candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

See this site for full details: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17442

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