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School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant /Associate Professor of Ecology, Tenure-Track

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

School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant /Associate Professor of Ecology, Tenure-Track

Position Title:

School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant /Associate Professor of Ecology, 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:

The School of Environmental Sustainability (SES; www.luc.edu/sustainability) at Loyola University Chicago (LUC; www.luc.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Ecology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning fall 2022. Area of specialization is open and people with expertise in urban ecology, soil ecology, and/or microbial ecology are particularly encouraged to apply. SES is a multidisciplinary school and candidates whose work connects the ecological and social sciences are also encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program that leads to high quality publications and includes both undergraduate and graduate students.
The successful applicant will be required to teach the Ecology lecture and lab courses, upper-level and graduate courses in their area of specialty, and introductory environmental science courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Skills in statistical programming (e.g., R) are required. Opportunities will be available to teach field-based courses at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus in McHenry County. Teaching load is normally two courses per semester.
LUC has transformed its campuses to meet energy, water, and waste efficiencies that have consistently ranked the university in the top 5% of greenest U.S. campuses. Environmental Sustainability is a new interdisciplinary school that serves 380 undergraduate and 70 graduate students within a state-of-the-art geo-thermally heated/cooled building complex that includes a greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching and research labs, 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.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Ecology or a closely related field. Experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to degree completion or an academic career is also desirable. 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 research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Ecology or a closely related field. Experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to degree completion or an academic career is also desirable. 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 research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship.

Open Date:

11/18/2021

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, a research statement, samples of scholarly writing, 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. Reuben Keller
School of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
[email protected] Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to our mission of social justice and transformative education. The University believes that broad diversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record 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.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18214

Job Number:

85TBD

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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