School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Restoration Ecology, Non-Tenure Track


Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Restoration Ecology, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Restoration Ecology, 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 with expertise in Plant Restoration Ecology beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek a plant ecologist or restoration ecologist to join affiliated SES faculty teaching foundational courses in Environmental Science ( ENVS 101, ENVS 137), Plants & Civilization ( ENVS 207), Restoration Ecology/Lab ( ENVS 330/331), Soil Ecology ( ENVS 223), and/or Principles of Ecology Lab ( ENVS 286/286s). Candidates interested in developing a plant ecology course or a course on trees are particularly encouraged to apply. Opportunities will be available to teach field-based courses at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus in McHenry County, IL. The preferred candidate will contribute expertise to the School of Environmental Sustainability’s Biodiversity Affinity Group.

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 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 that contribute to the understanding of 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, each associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability. These SES Affinity Groups include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in plant ecology, restoration ecology, 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 a PhD in plant ecology, restoration ecology, 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:

Dr. Brian Ohsowski
School of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
bohsowski@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/22086

Job Number
8501169

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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