Instructor, Forensic Science (One year appointment)Position Title:
Instructor, Forensic Science (One year appointment)Job Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
COLLEGE OF A&S - LSC (02100A)Department Name:
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDuties and Responsibilities:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Program invites applications for a Temporary, One-Year Instructor Appointment (non-renewable) for academic year 2021-2022. We are seeking a strong candidate to join Loyola’s Forensic Science faculty members, who are dedicated to quality undergraduate teaching and a student-centered approach to education. By being engaged in an active research program and service projects, faculty members contribute to the advancement of the field and bring their insights back to the classroom. The program currently serves 174 students with some 20 BS graduates per year. For more information about the Forensic Science Program, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/forensicscience.
This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position requires professional experience and education in either one of two fields: forensic chemistry or forensic biology. The successful candidate will be required to teach forensic science courses in a nationally accredited program (Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, FEPAC, fepac-edu.org) and should be familiar with the standards set forth in this accreditation. Excellent organizational and communication skills are desirable. Teaching responsibilities shall include a 4-4 teaching load. For the candidate with a chemistry background, courses will be taught in Drug Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Physical-Organic Chemistry, and Quantitative Chemical Analysis. For the candidate with a biology background, courses will be taught in Forensic Biology and Molecular Biology (DNA). Additional coursework may be required in either the chemistry/biochemistry or biology departments to fulfill the full-time teaching load.Qualifications:
The candidate will have earned a doctorate in chemistry, toxicology, biology, or biochemistry and at least three years of relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner in an operational forensic science laboratory setting; or a doctorate in an appropriate discipline and three years of experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes educational, research, and service contributions to forensic science. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Doctorate in chemistry, toxicology, biology, or biochemistry and at least three years of relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner in an operational forensic science laboratory setting; or a doctorate in an appropriate discipline and three years of experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes educational, research, and service contributions to forensic scienceOpen Date:
06/14/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:
James V. DeFrancesco, Ph.D., Director
Forensic Science Program
Loyola University Chicago
Flanner Hall, Rm 012
1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Quick Link for Posting:
Loyola University Chicago 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 professoriate, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access, and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
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. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: