Lecturer of Environmental Science

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Chicago, IL
United States


Arrupe College

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Arrupe College, a new two-year undergraduate college of Loyola University Chicago, invites applications for a non-tenure-track renewable appointment as a Lecturer of Environmental Sciences position beginning July 1, 2018. Arrupe College is located on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. In addition to an attractive compensation package, this position comes with the opportunity to help build a college that is at the forefront of improving access to liberal education. As a new institution, Arrupe College offers faculty an opportunity to experiment and develop initiatives that advance our educational mission.

We seek to develop basic environmental literacy and proficiency in our students, for some of this century’s most pressing environmental issues, including the loss of biodiversity, global climate change, nitrogen cycling, ocean acidification, and diminishing natural resources. Over the course of 12 months, the selected individual will teach introductory level courses in Environmental Sciences and participate in the college’s advising process. The individual selected for this position will demonstrate commitment to serving a diverse student body, including underserved, minority, and first-generation college students. The successful candidate will exhibit experience with active-learning teaching methods and enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring as well as a willingness to engage students beyond formal classroom experiences. Candidates with experience teaching in community colleges are encouraged to apply.

A doctorate in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, or geology is preferred, but a Master’s degree is required, with at least five years of teaching experience, working with diverse student populations. The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellent and innovative teaching at the introductory levels and show dedication to program development. The successful candidate will provide documented evidence of co-curricular mentorship experiences with students of this age group.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Position will begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references. Direct applications to: https://www.careers.luc.edu Candidates may forward inquiries and additional materials related to their qualifications to:

Jennifer R. Boyle, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Arrupe College
Loyola University Chicago
Maguire Hall, Suite 366
1 Pearson Street
Chicago, IL, 60611

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.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Dr. Jennifer Boyle

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