Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability (Non-Tenure Track)

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Job Title:

Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability (Non-Tenure Track)

Position Title:

Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability (Non-Tenure Track)

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) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position in Environmental Science, beginning in August 2021. The SES seeks to diversify its faculty and is particularly encouraging underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2021, and the position will be reviewed every three years for renewal and promotion. We are seeking candidates who can teach introductory environmental science, and intermediate-level courses focusing on environmental chemistry. Expertise in basic chemistry, pollution chemistry, biogeochemistry and ecology of soils, aquatic systems, ground water, and/or air are all desirable. Preferred applicants will be motivated to advance the SES mission.
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 new School of Environmental Sustainability is growing quickly and currently serves 380 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. It 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, a GIS Lab, and a ‘green’ dormitory. The university prioritizes sustainability with 13 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.

Qualifications:

We are seeking candidates who can teach Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching introductory environmental science for both SES majors and non-majors, and teach intermediate-level courses focusing on environmental chemistry which include courses in soil ecology, water, and/or air with emphases on basic chemistry, biogeochemical cycling and pollution. These courses have and can have laboratories that emphasize skill building in both the field and laboratory. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their specialty that enhance the SES curriculum. Candidates should have a Ph.D., but ABD will be considered. Candidates of color and those with at least a year of experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Ph.D. (ABD will be considered)

Open Date:

06/11/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching introductory environmental science for both SES majors and non-majors, and teach intermediate-level courses focusing on environmental chemistry which include courses in soil ecology, water, and/or air with emphases on basic chemistry, biogeochemical cycling and pollution. These courses have and can have laboratories that emphasize skill building in both the field and laboratory. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their specialty that enhance the SES curriculum. Candidates should have a Ph.D., but ABD will be considered. Candidates of color and those with at least a year of experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.
Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching portfolio, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on DEI, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references prepared to speak to their qualifications for this position. These individuals will not be contacted immediately but may be called upon during the review process. With the goal of a successful candidate starting in August 2021, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Submit these materials to www.careers.luc.edu.

Please address questions to:
Dr. James Johnson, Chair of Search Committee
School of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
[email protected]

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

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16239

Job Number:

8501219

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Desired Start Date:

08/09/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

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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