Non-Tenure Track Lecture & Program Administrator

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 12:00am



Chicago, IL
United States

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Loyola University Chicago’s, Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full-time, three-year renewable, non-tenure track faculty lecturer and administrator position beginning on September 1, 2017. We are seeking an energetic faculty candidate with expertise in environmental science, environmental education, environmental sustainability, ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or a related field to launch and direct a new Masters in Environmental Science for Professionals, and new certificate programs in Sustainability Assessment & Reporting, and GIS in the fall of 2018.

The IES is a 4 year old institute housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building containing a greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, and teaching and research labs. The Institute serves >320 majors and minors and offers undergraduate B.S. degrees in Environmental Science, Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Health, and Conservation & Restoration, and B. A. Degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy. We seek a Director of Graduate and Certificate Programs to help us grow beyond undergraduate education. The Loyola campus is committed to environmental sustainability; it consistently ranks in the top 7 “Green Schools” in the US; is highly energy and water efficient, supports 13 LEED certified buildings, 58,000 sq ft of green roofs and has pledged to be a carbon neutral campus by 2025. IES students run our extensive urban gardens which supply produce to the student-run local Farmer’s Market. Students also developed and operate a biodiesel business that converts campus cafeteria waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, and sells the fuel to the campus shuttle bus company. For more information about IES, please visit

The Candidates for the position will have at least 3 years of University-level teaching and administrative leadership experience, clearly demonstrate leadership skills, excellence in teaching, proficient organizational skills, the ability to design and assess curricula, deliver online and hybrid programs, advertise, and teach in these programs. The successful candidate will help launch the first three programs in fall of 2018, and grow them for 3 years, with the goal of being renewed in the position and developing more new certificate programs over the next 5 years.

We seek applicants with a Ph.D. (preferred) or a Masters degree in ecology, environmental science, environmental sustainability, environmental education or a related field, with both teaching and administrative experience. The successful candidate should have an interest in developing and delivering online programming for non-residential students, hiring and training clinical (practicing professional) adjunct faculty to teach, and administering and growing these programs. A candidate who is highly networked with the Chicagoland environmental professional community is preferred.

How to Apply:

Applicants will submit a current Curriculum Vitae or resume and a letter of interest outlining their qualifications. Please provide the names and email addresses of three professional references. References will not be contacted immediately, but might be at subsequent points in the review process.  Please submit application materials to  Inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Christopher Peterson (; (773)-508-2950).  Deadline for applications is 1 August 2017.