School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Sustainability Science, Non-Tenure Track

Job Location

Rogers Park, IL

On-Site

Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

Competitive

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Published Date

Oct 21, 2022

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Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) requests applications for a full time Faculty Lecturer in Sustainability Science beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. LUC’s School of Environmental Sustainability regards teaching our undergraduate and graduate students as some of the most important work we do, and strives for excellence in each program and every course. We seek candidates with a systems-level thinking approach to sustainability science. This teaching position will help with delivery of the University Core (Foundational Environmental Science ENVS 101 and Environmental Sustainability ENVS 283), as well as courses within the Sustainability Assessment & Planning certificate (ENVS 451 Intro to Sustainability Concepts & Impacts; ENVS 452 Assessment & Reporting I – Energy, Air, Buildings & Transportation; ENVS 452 Assessment & Reporting II Water, Land, Food & Waste; and ENVS 454 Sustainability Plan Development & Reporting). As the job market requires more expertise in measuring, tracking, reporting and a plan for reducing the environmental footprints of corporations, organizations and municipalities, this candidate will contribute to developing and delivering courses and curricular programs that prepare our graduates with the skills needed to succeed in these careers.

 

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 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, please see 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 that contribute to the understanding of 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, each associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability. These SES Affinity Groups include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology.

Qualifications

 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in the fields of environmental sustainability, sustainability science, 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.

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The successful candidate will have a PhD in the fields of environmental sustainability, sustainability science, 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.

 

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching statement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, 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:

Aaron Durnbaugh
School of Environmental Sustainability

Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
adurnbaugh@luc.edu

 

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

 

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. 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. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications are especially encouraged from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/22084