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School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer, International Environmental Policy, Non-Tenure Track

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Chicago, IL


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Jan 10, 2022

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Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty position in International Environmental Policy, beginning in August 2022. This hire is part of a university-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding teachers and researchers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e. working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines). Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position is a joint appointment in the School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) and the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The successful candidate will start at the rank of Lecturer in a 3-year, renewable position beginning in August 2022. Opportunities for promotion exist in accordance with the SES non-tenure track promotion guidelines. We seek candidates with expertise in international environmental policy, governance, and/or law who can teach Global Environmental Politics and additional courses that support our undergraduate curricula in Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, and Peace Studies. Opportunities to teach graduate courses also exist within our M.S. of Environmental Science and Sustainability as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Political Science. Preferred applicants will be motivated to advance the SES mission (


Loyola University Chicago is committed to environmental sustainability, 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 School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) is growing quickly and currently serves 380 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. It is housed within a state-of-the-art geo-thermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, a GIS Lab, 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. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has a wetland restoration project in a 20-acre wetland, 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. The SES faculty is organized within 5 affinity groups that reflect its strengths in research, teaching, and community engagement: Biodiversity, Environment and Society, Environmental Health and Toxicology, Sustainable Food Systems, and Climate and Energy. For more information about SES, please see our website (


Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success, a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines, and the ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Global Environmental Politics. We also seek candidates who can develop students’ understanding of environmental governance across multiple scales. Depending upon the successful candidate’s expertise, they also might teach a U.S.-focused course in Environmental Politics, International Law, and/or new courses in their specialty area. 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 teaching, research, and/or service. Candidates should have a Ph.D., but ABD will be considered. We welcome applicants who possess relevant professional experience and can support students in building their professional networks. Underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities and those with at least a year of experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.

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