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Criminal Science and Criminology, Lecturer of Forensic Science, Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
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Job Title:

Criminal Science and Criminology, Lecturer of Forensic Science, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

Criminal Science and Criminology, Lecturer of Forensic Science, Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (02121A)

Department Name:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Program invites applications for an appointment as Lecturer of Forensic Science for academic year 2022-2023. Loyola’s Forensic Science faculty members 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 into the classroom. The program currently serves 213 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. Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based department dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from systemically excluded and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. Thus, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, especially those traditionally underrepresented in forensic science. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and mentoring experiences include an explicit commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position requires appropriate professional experience and education in 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 chemistry department, courses will be taught in Drug Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Physical-Organic Chemistry, and Quantitative Chemical Analysis. For the biology department, 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 complete a full-time teaching load.

Qualifications:

The candidate will have an earned doctorate in chemistry, toxicology, biology, or biochemistry and have at least three years relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner in an operational forensic science laboratory setting; or an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline, and three years of experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes appropriate 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.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

The candidate will have an earned doctorate in chemistry, toxicology, biology, or biochemistry and have at least three years relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner in an operational forensic science laboratory setting; or an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline, and three years of experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes appropriate 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.

Open Date:

11/05/2021

Special 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. Finally, candidates should submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement). 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 0121068 W. Sheridan Rd.Chicago, IL 60660
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 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 the university’s mission and focus on transformative education please visit www.luc.edu/mission and www.luc.edu/misssion/transformativeed, respectively.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18106

Job Number:

8500770

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/15/2022

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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