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Adjunct Faculty for Environmental Studies

Job Summary

The interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Studies (ES) at Elmhurst University in the greater Chicago area invites applications to join the pool of part-time (adjunct) faculty for the 2022-2023 school year. We are seeking educators who are passionate about the environment and about providing students with hands-on, career-focused opportunities to solve environmental issues in our local communities and beyond.
Open courses currently include:
  • ES 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 200 Environmental Science (focus on physical sciences)
  • ES 350 Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Essential Functions
  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned course based on approved course description.
  • Hold regular class meetings that promote active learning and student engagement.
  • Create and administer learning activities.
  • Assign grades based on clear requirements.
  • Participate in the administration of program-level assessment (i.e. pre- and post-tests).
  • Be available for student questions and hold regular office hours.
  • Follow all University and program policies.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental science, or a similar field within the broader discipline of environmental studies.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with ES faculty, staff and students.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching with a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in environmental studies at the college level.
  • Professional work experience in at least one subdiscipline of environmental studies.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazine’s consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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