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School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Tenure Track

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Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Tenure Track

Position Title:

School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, 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) at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Environmental Policy. We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests related to natural resources and land use policy that can contribute to SES programs, including the BA in Environmental Policy and the MS Concentration and Certificate program in Environmental Law and Policy. The preferred candidate will engage in research, teaching, and service that contributes to the SES strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The position will start in fall of 2024.

The SES was founded in 2020, growing out of the former Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and includes interdisciplinary faculty in the biophysical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, who are driven by the Jesuit mission of promoting social, racial, and environmental justice. SES is structured around five focus areas to facilitate collaboration and problem-solving around biodiversity, environment and society, environmental health and toxicology, sustainable food systems, and climate and energy.

SES is committed to environmental sustainability as it intersects with social justice.LUC provides institutional networking and mentoring programs, including peer-mentoring circles, teaching- and research-related seminars and workshops, and faculty socials. Additional opportunities exist to collaborate with scholars across the university through, for instance, the Institute for Racial Justice (IRJ), the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS), and many others. LUC’s strategic plan includes objectives to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students. In our curriculum and co-curricular activities, we are fostering increased dialogue and action around the impacts of systemic oppression on the environment, Indigenous rights, and intersectional solutions to advance environmental sustainability and social justice. LUC strongly encourages faculty from diverse backgrounds to apply and is committed to providing support and structure so that all faculty can succeed.
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:

  • Maintaining an active research agenda, securing external funding, and publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and/or books. Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the faculty member’s research program.
  • Teaching two courses per semester to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate Environmental Policy programs.
  • Engaging in service and outreach activities at the local, regional, state, national, or international levels.
  • Collaborating with SES faculty in governance, program development, scholarship, and service.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in a discipline such as environmental policy, natural resource and land use policy, public policy, urban and regional planning, or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated excellence and promise in scholarship, including having a continuing and active research agenda and publication record, as well as strong potential for securing external funding.
  • Capacity to teach undergraduate introductory environmental policy courses (e.g., Introduction to Environmental Law & Policy), as well as more specialized courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy.
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to successfully mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Commitment to providing professional service contributions.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

Irregular Hours

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

  • A PhD in a discipline such as environmental policy, natural resource and land use policy, public policy, urban and regional planning, or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated excellence and promise in scholarship, including having a continuing and active research agenda and publication record, as well as strong potential for securing external funding.
  • Capacity to teach undergraduate introductory environmental policy courses (e.g., Introduction to Environmental Law & Policy), as well as more specialized courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy.
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to successfully mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Commitment to providing professional service contributions.

Open Date:

12/19/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application ProcessReview of applications will begin on February 5, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information about us, visit the School of Environmental Sustainability’s website: luc.edu/sustainability, and Loyola University Chicago’s website: luc.edu. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2024. The candidate must have completed the PhD degree before the hire date.

Please apply online at careers.luc.edu.

Applicants are asked to include:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV),
  2. A statement of research focus,
  3. A teaching statement describing their approach, philosophy, and interests,
  4. One sample syllabus outline (course description and weekly course topic schedule only) of a course on natural resource and land use law & policy,
  5. A statement about how they plan to contribute to the diversity, inclusion, and equity work of the SES and Loyola, and,
  6. Contact information for three professional references. The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters (required of short-listed finalists).
Please direct any questions to:Dr. Gilbert Michaud, Search Committee ChairSchool of Environmental SustainabilityLoyola University Chicagogmichaud@luc.edu

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/27150

Job Number:

8501377

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/01/2024

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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