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Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Plant Ecology

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Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. The Loyola student body is comprised of individuals from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds and courses taught by IES faculty serve both IES majors and the Science Core for non-majors. We ask that the teaching statement incorporate perspectives and ideas on accommodating a diverse array of learning strategies among students. Submit all materials to www.careers.luc.edu. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be contacted during the review process. Address questions to: Ms. Rachel Leamon Institute of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660 773-508-8934 rleamon@luc.edu Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. IES is a leader in environmental sustainability. The Institute serves >330 majors and minors and offers undergraduate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science with concentrations in Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation & Restoration, and Environmental Health, along with B. A. Degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy. The IES is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, and a green dormitory. The campus is highly energy efficient and supports several green roofs and student-run urban gardens which supply produce to a student-initiated and student-run Farmer's Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has a 20-acre wetland restoration project and a 5-acre organic farm. LUREC is a venue for summer field courses and faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland/woodland restoration. Loyola was ranked 4th ‘greenest’ university in the nation by Sierra Magazine in 2014 and ranked #7 in 2016. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.luc.edu/sustainability/. 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.

Position Details 

Position Details

Job Title Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Plant Ecology
Position Title Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Plant Ecology
Position Number
Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake shore
Location Code INST OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A)
Department Name INST OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full-time three-year faculty teaching position, with possibility of renewal, at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2018. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in plant ecology to support our programs in Conservation and Restoration Ecology and/or Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture (see https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/academics/undergraduateprograms/ for program details).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory environmental science for both majors and non-majors, and to teach upper-level courses in plant ecology, restoration ecology, soil ecology, sustainable agriculture, bioremediation, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Candidates who approach these fields from diverse perspectives – for example by exploring social and policy dimensions – are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in ecology, environmental science, or another relevant field. Candidates must have demonstrated success working with diverse populations of students and should have experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record.

Physical Demands None
Working Conditions None
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in ecology, environmental science, or another relevant field. Candidates must have demonstrated success working with diverse populations of students and should have experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record.

Open Date 10/09/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. The Loyola student body is comprised of individuals from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds and courses taught by IES faculty serve both IES majors and the Science Core for non-majors. We ask that the teaching statement incorporate perspectives and ideas on accommodating a diverse array of learning strategies among students. Submit all materials to www.careers.luc.edu. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be contacted during the review process.

Address questions to:

Ms. Rachel Leamon
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-508-8934
rleamon@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

IES is a leader in environmental sustainability. The Institute serves >330 majors and minors and offers undergraduate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science with concentrations in Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation & Restoration, and Environmental Health, along with B. A. Degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy. The IES is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, and a green dormitory. The campus is highly energy efficient and supports several green roofs and student-run urban gardens which supply produce to a student-initiated and student-run Farmer’s Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has a 20-acre wetland restoration project and a 5-acre organic farm. LUREC is a venue for summer field courses and faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland/woodland restoration. Loyola was ranked 4th ‘greenest’ university in the nation by Sierra Magazine in 2014 and ranked #7 in 2016. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.luc.edu/sustainability/.

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.

Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/6004
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Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Other Document
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