Environmental Sustainability, Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Health and


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Job Title Environmental Sustainability, Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Health and Toxicology - Tenure Track Position Title Environmental Sustainability, Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Health and Toxicology - Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code SCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A) Department Name SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago is committed to environmental sustainability, having transformed its campuses to meet energy, water, and waste efficiencies that have consistently ranked the University in the top 5% of green campuses nationally. The School of Environmental Sustainability ( SES ) serves 380 undergraduate and 70 graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geo-thermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, and a ‘green’ dormitory. The campus prioritizes sustainability with energy efficient LEED certified buildings, permeable pavement, green roof installations, and student-run urban gardens supplying the LUC Farmer’s Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus ( LUREC ) has a wetland restoration project in a 20-acre wetland, a 5-acre organic farm, and is a venue for three-week summer field courses and for faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, please see our website.

The School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2021. The SES seeks to diversify its faculty and is encouraging underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. We seek candidates with expertise in environmental health and toxicology to support our Bachelor of Science Programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Health, a 4+1 Dual Degree Program with the MPH, and the Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Sustainability.

The successful candidate will help strengthen the B.S. in Environmental Health, and help develop an Environmental Toxicology concentration at the bachelors and Master’s levels. The SES Environmental Health and 4+1 Programs are offered in close collaboration with the Loyola Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental health, toxicology, exposure and health risk assessments and others, depending on the individual expertise and program need. Candidates with the rank of Associate Professor must demonstrate a successful record of extramurally funded research involving undergraduate and graduate students and should have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Health, Toxicology or a closely related field. Undergraduate and/or Master’s degrees in environmental health, public health, environmental science, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology or related fields are desired. Preferred areas of expertise include but are not limited to the environmental fate and/or human health impacts of organic pollutants (in water, soil, air, and human food systems) including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, emerging contaminants, and plastics. Candidates interested in incorporating social justice and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, service, and/or research and local environmental problems in the Chicago area are particularly encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Health, Toxicology or a closely related field. Undergraduate and/or Master’s degrees in environmental health, public health, environmental science, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology or related fields are desired. Preferred areas of expertise include but are not limited to the environmental fate and/or human health impacts of organic pollutants (in water, soil, air, and human food systems) including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, emerging contaminants, and plastics. Candidates interested in incorporating social justice and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, service, and/or research and local environmental problems in the Chicago area are particularly encouraged to apply.

Open Date 12/11/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. Submit all materials to www.careers.luc.edu. Referees will not be contacted immediately but may be contacted at a later stage. Applications from People of Color, Indigenous People, women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

For more information and questions, please contact Dr. Tham Hoang at thoang@luc.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 19, 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 faculty, staff, and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access, and services in an increasingly diverse society. 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 (see https://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/plan2020/). In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at https://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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