Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full- time faculty teaching position, at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2018. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in Environmental Health to support our Bachelor of Science programs in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, and our 5-year dual degree program with the MPH (for program details see https://luc.edu/sustainability/academics/undergraduateprograms/bsinenvironmentalsciencepublichealth/). The IES Environmental Health Program is offered in close collaboration with the Department of Public Health Sciences at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine (see https://ssom.luc.edu/mph/).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 300-level courses in Environmental Health, Intro to Public Health, and Intro to Epidemiology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop additional upper-level courses in their area of specialization; related courses needed in IES include ecotoxicology, bioremediation, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In addition, the candidate will teach introductory environmental science for both majors and non-majors.
IES is a leader in interdisciplinary environmental sustainability. The 5 year-old Institute serves >350 majors and minors and offers undergraduate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science, 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-run Farmer's Market. Loyola was ranked 4th ‘greenest’ university in the nation by Sierra Magazine in 2014 and ranked #7 in 2016. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has a 20-acre wetland restoration project and a 5-acre organic farm, and is a venue for summer field courses and research. For more information about IES, please visit www.luc.edu/sustainability/.
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 may be contacted during the review process.
Address questions to: Ms. Rachel Leamon
Institute of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago
Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018 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. 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 (see https://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/plan2020/). In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at https://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.
Candidates must have demonstrated success working with diverse populations of students and should have experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Public Health or Environmental Health from an accredited School of Public Health, and undergraduate and/or Master’s degrees in ecology, environmental science, ecotoxicology or closely related fields are desired. Preferred areas of expertise include but are not limited to, environmental toxin impacts on human health, climate change-driven emerging infectious diseases, pesticides in the food system, effects of climate change on human health, food and water supply and climate refugees.