School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability, Non-Tenure Track
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 22082
Job Description Summary:
Loyola University Chicago's (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) requests applications for a full time Faculty Lecturer of Environmental Science beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek an environmental scientist or ecologist to teach introductory environmental science courses (ENVS 101, Scientific Foundations of Environmental Issues; ENVS 137, Foundations of Environmental Science I) as well as courses within their area of expertise that fit into one or more of the SES Affinity Groups. These include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology. The preferred candidate would have academic expertise in one of these areas. Opportunities exist for teaching ENVS 283, Environmental Sustainability (a hands-on, experiential learning course), ENVS 390, Integrative Environmental Seminar (senior capstone course), and developing a course in the candidates' area of expertise.
Loyola University Chicago has been committed to environmental sustainability for 20 years, having transformed its campuses to meet energy, water, and waste efficiencies that have consistently ranked the University in the top 5% of green campuses nationally. The new interdisciplinary School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) currently serves 500 undergraduate and graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, and a green dormitory. The campus prioritizes sustainability with energy efficient LEED certified buildings, permeable pavement, green roof installations, and student-run urban gardens supplying the LUC Farmer's Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has restoration projects in a 20-acre wetland and an oak/hickory woodland, a 5-acre organic farm, and is a venue for three-week summer field courses and for faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, pleasesee our website.
The SES expects to double its number of faculty in the next five years, strategically building toward five pillars of expertise. The SES faculty bring expertise from the multitude of disciplines contribute to the understanding or and formulation of solutions to environmental problems, including natural science, social science, humanities, economics, business management, public health, law & policy, ethics, GIS, and statistics. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the SES is building its academic strengths in five affinity areas listed above, each of which is associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability.
The successful candidate will have an MS or PhD in environmental science, ecology, or a closely related field. 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 scholarship, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for excellence in teaching and student mentorship.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. 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. 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. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.