School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability,


Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability, Non-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 ’s ( LUC ) School of Environmental Sustainability ( SES ) requests applications for a full time Faculty Lecturer of Environmental Science beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek an environmental scientist or ecologist to teach introductory environmental science courses ( ENVS 101, Scientific Foundations of Environmental Issues; ENVS 137, Foundations of Environmental Science I) as well as courses within their area of expertise that fit into one or more of the SES Affinity Groups. These include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology. The preferred candidate would have academic expertise in one of these areas. Opportunities exist for teaching ENVS 283, Environmental Sustainability (a hands-on, experiential learning course), ENVS 390, Integrative Environmental Seminar (senior capstone course), and developing a course in the candidates’ area of expertise.

Loyola University Chicago has been committed to environmental sustainability for 20 years, 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 new interdisciplinary School of Environmental Sustainability ( SES ) currently serves 500 undergraduate and graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, two 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 restoration projects in a 20-acre wetland and an oak/hickory woodland, 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 SES expects to double its number of faculty in the next five years, strategically building toward five pillars of expertise. The SES faculty bring expertise from the multitude of disciplines contribute to the understanding or and formulation of solutions to environmental problems, including natural science, social science, humanities, economics, business management, public health, law & policy, ethics, GIS, and statistics. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the SES is building its academic strengths in five affinity areas listed above, each of which is associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an MS or PhD in environmental science, ecology, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their scholarship, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for excellence in teaching and student mentorship.

Physical Demands
None

Working Conditions
None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The successful candidate will have an MS or PhD in environmental science, ecology, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their scholarship, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for excellence in teaching and student mentorship.

Open Date
09/28/2022

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching statement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, and the names and contact details of three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation (if requested) to https://www.careers.luc.edu/ . Address questions to:

Fr. Steven Mitten S.J.
School of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
smitten@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2022, 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. 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. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed . Applications are especially encouraged from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/22082

Job Number
8501164

Organizational Location
PROVOST

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date
08/14/2023

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Research Statement
  2. Scholarly Publications
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).



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