Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Non-Tenure Track

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Job Description: Loyola University Chicago's (LUC) Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for one full-time teaching faculty position in Environmental Science. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2019. This position is full-time, three-year renewable, non-tenure track faculty lecturer. We are seeking candidates with expertise in botany, soils, and environmental chemistry, but will consider applicants in any area of ecology or environmental science related to the IES mission (https://luc.edu/sustainability/about/mission/). IES is a leader in environmental sustainability. The Institute serves >350 majors and minors and offers undergraduate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science with options for concentrations in Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation & Restoration, and Public Health. IES also offers B. A. Degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy. The IES is housed within a state-of-the-art geo-thermally heated/cooled building complex containing a greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analysis 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 20-acre wetland restoration project, a 5-acre organic farm, 3-week summer courses, and is a venue for faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland/woodland restoration. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.luc.edu/sustainability/

Qualifications: Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching introductory environmental science for both IES majors and non-majors, and teach intermediate-level courses focusing on botany, environmental chemistry and/or soil ecology. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to develop courses in their specialty that enhance the IES curriculum. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in an area of ecology or environmental science prior to August 2019. Candidates with experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.

Job Category: University Faculty


Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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