The School of Education at Loyola University Maryland seeks up to two postdoctoral fellows for its inaugural Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship to begin in August 2017. The Fellowships are a university strategic initiative to provide talented candidates, especially from underrepresented groups, with an exceptional opportunity to prepare for potential careers as scholar-teachers through high-quality experience at a Jesuit institution committed to academic excellence and social justice. Fellows teach courses in fields of their expertise, with the opportunity to participate in Messina, the university's first-year living-learning program. The two-year Fellowships include research funds, comprehensive mentorship, and access to a consortium of postdoctoral diversity programs at participating Jesuit institutions. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2013.
Fellows teach two courses in Loyola's undergraduate and graduate programs per semester—such as STEM-related methods, research methods and design, and learning sciences—and will also be provided time and resources to establish a research agenda. Fellows are partnered with both a School of Education department mentor and a University mentor to support their teaching and scholarship. It is expected that Fellows become active members of the School of Education community by fulfilling other service responsibilities, such as collecting accreditation data, and supporting student initiatives and departmental events.
Required Qualifications: (1) an earned doctorate in education or closely related field by August 2017; (2) successful teaching experience in K-12 settings; (3) knowledge of national standards and trends in education; and (4) evidence of participation in professional organizations. Applicants should also possess an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education.
Desired Qualifications: (1) experience with urban education, particularly within culturally and linguistically diverse contexts; and (2) experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses.
The School of Education is composed of a diverse and dynamic faculty committed to pursuing social justice through education and advocacy in an environment that supports excellence in teaching and scholarship, particularly in urban spaces. Education faculty create and foster relationships with a variety of urban and suburban schools, allowing students to become involved with the community and faculty to conduct engaged scholarship. Small classes allow faculty to work closely with graduate and undergraduate students and “smart” classrooms support a variety of teaching approaches and resources.
In order to apply, please go to https://careers.loyola.edu to complete the online application. Electronic submission of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a philosophy of teaching statement, and a list of three references is required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of submitted materials will begin immediately. Priority will be given to those who complete their submission by March 15, 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to visit both the School of Education website at http://www.loyola.edu/soe.aspx for more information about our mission and programs, and to www.loyola.edu/postdoc for more information on the Fellowship.
Loyola University Maryland is a selective liberal arts university in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The university is committed to intellectual excellence and social justice as it prepares students for a diverse and changing world. Recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States, Loyola has a beautiful historic Evergreen campus in Baltimore and Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and about 2,000 students in its graduate programs. Loyola is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and seeks applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
Questions about this position can be directed to Mark A. Lewis, Ph.D.; Chair, Postdoctoral Fellowship Search; Teacher Education Department; Loyola University Maryland; 4501 North Charles Street, Beatty Hall 121-8; Baltimore, MD 21210. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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