School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate in Wetland Ecology, Non-Tenure Track
- Loyola University Chicago
- Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
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School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate in Wetland Ecology, Non-Tenure TrackPosition Title:
School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate in Wetland Ecology, Non-Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
SCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A)Department Name:
SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
YesDuties and Responsibilities:
Loyola University Chicago’s School of Environmental Sustainability (SES- www.luc.edu/sustainability) seeks a Research Associate (MS prepared) for a 2-year research and teaching position to assist in the implementation of three large-scale experimental wetland restoration projects and to teach two undergraduate Environmental Science courses per year. The successful candidate will principally work with the research team on three projects: 1) establishing and implementing an experiment within the Illinois Tollway system testing the effects of biochar addition on bioswale function; 2) will work with the team on a project focused on optimizing early detection of an aquatic invasive species in Michigan; 3) will coordinate and implement the mechanical biomass-harvest restoration of 50 hectares of invasive-species dominated coastal wetlands in northern Michigan. The candidate will be responsible for data collection and management, managing and coordinating the maintenance of the SES Softrak wetland plant harvester, managing the research laboratory in the SES, and mentoring SES undergraduate and graduate students in the project. This is a 2-year full time Research Associate position supported in part by an Illinois Tollway research grant, a Michigan DNR Invasive Species Grant, and through teaching responsibilities within SES. The Research Associate will report directly to the PIs on the projects, and will begin on September 1, 2022 and end August 31, 2024. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:· Assisting in all aspects of implementing the Illinois Tollway and Michigan Invasive Species Grant projects (field restoration, botanical surveys and biodiversity monitoring, biomass utilization, statistical analysis and data interpretation). This includes the field research components of the project – eight to ten weeks summer residence at the University of Michigan Biological Station per year required · Loyola Research Lab oversight and organization: organization of lab, organization of data, managing lab research projects, ordering supplies, hiring and oversight of student researchers· Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Wetland Ecology, Conservation & Restoration or a related field, with demonstrated competence in teaching, field work, research design, sample analyses, statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills and demonstrate reliability and leadership within a team. Experience mentoring students is preferred.Physical Demands:
Lifting, Carrying, StandingWorking Conditions:
Odors, Exposure to Inclement WeatherMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Wetland Ecology, Conservation & Restoration or a related field, with demonstrated competence in teaching, field work, research design, sample analyses, statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills and demonstrate reliability and leadership within a team. Experience mentoring students is preferred.Open Date:
09/09/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:
The 2-year position is available September, 1 2022. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Loyola University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and promoting diversity. 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 are encouraged to consult our website to gain a clearer understanding of Loyola’s mission at www.luc.edu/mission/. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
10/01/2022Position End Date:
09/30/2024Open Until Filled:
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