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Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sustainability – Plant Ecology with Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL

Type of position Non tenure-track faculty
Employer Loyola University Chicago
Description of Employer 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.

Location Chicago, IL
Salary Negotiable
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available August 2018
Description of duties 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).
Qualifications sought 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.


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.

Contact for additional information Rachel Leamon
Application procedure
Submit what 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.
Submit to All applications must be submitted via the HR portal: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/6004
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