Assistant Professor Environmental Science Job at Loyola University Chicago
Seeking someone with research expertise in sustainable agriculture. Deadline October 1, 2011.
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Environmental Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting fall 2012, pending final approval of funding. We seek an individual with research expertise in an area germane to sustainable agriculture. The Department is expanding, and currently serves >100 undergraduate majors in either Environmental Science (B.Sc.) or Studies (B.A.). The Department works closely with Loyola’s Center for Urban Environmental Research & Policy (CUERP) and is vested in efforts to establish practices of sustainable functioning and development at Loyola, and to facilitate efforts of local communities to develop environmental-sustainability plans. A newly established organic farm at the Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Center (LUREC), and on-campus greenhouses are available for research and teaching. For information about the department, visit http://www.luc.edu/envsci/.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., teaching experience at the university level, the ability to acquire external research funds, and be able to involve undergraduates in their research. Teaching responsibilities may include participation in an environmentally focused foundational course for the Core Curriculum, Environmental Sustainability, Solutions to Environmental Problems, and course development in their area of expertise that enhances the existing curriculum.
Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://www.careers.luc.edu/, by 1 October, 2011 for full consideration.
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.