School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Non-Tenure Track

Loyola University-Chicago

United States

December 31, 2021

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Job Title School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title School of Environmental Sustainability, Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Non-Tenure Track Position Number 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

Loyola University Chicago's (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position in Plant Ecology, beginning in August 2022. The SES seeks to diversify its faculty and is particularly encouraging underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2022, and the position will be reviewed every three years for renewal and promotion. We are seeking candidates who can teach ‘Plants & Civilization', ‘Soil Ecology' and an introductory environmental science course. The successful candidate will also be asked to develop an upper-division course in their area of expertise. Expertise in Plant Ecology is preferred, but we will consider any candidate with a demonstrated ability to teach the required courses. 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 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/student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, please see our website.

Qualifications

Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching introductory environmental science for both SES majors and non-majors, and two lower-level courses; ‘Plants & Civilization' and ‘Soil Ecology'. These courses have laboratories that emphasize skill building in both the field and laboratory. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their specialty that enhance the SES curriculum. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. before August 2022. Candidates of color and those with at least a year of experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.

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

Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching introductory environmental science for both SES majors and non-majors, and two lower-level courses; ‘Plants & Civilization' and ‘Soil Ecology'. These courses have laboratories that emphasize skill building in both the field and laboratory. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their specialty that enhance the SES curriculum. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. before August 2022. Candidates of color and those with at least a year of experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given strongest consideration.

Open Date 11/18/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching portfolio, a statement of teaching philosophy detailing the candidate's experiences working with individuals from diverse backgrounds (Inclusive Excellence Statement), and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references prepared to speak to their qualifications for this position. These individuals will not be contacted immediately but may be called upon during the review process. With the goal of a successful candidate starting in August 2021, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Submit these materials to www. careers.luc.edu.

Please address questions to:

Dr. Christopher G. Peterson, Chair of Search Committee School of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60660

cpeters@luc.edu

For full consideration, the requested application materials must be submitted by December 31, 2021. Review of applications will 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. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University's commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. 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. Candidates should consult our website at https:// www. luc.edu/mission to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, please consult our website at https:// www. luc.edu/transformativeed Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

Quick Link for Posting https: // www. careers.luc.edu/postings/18209 Job Number TBD Organizational Location PROVOST

Posting Details Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Inclusive Excellence Statement
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