School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of

Recruiter
Loyola University of Chicago Inc
Location
Chicago
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Dec 2022
Closes
28 Jan 2023
Employer Sector
Scientific
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None
Position Details Job Title Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health Position Title School of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health, Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code SCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A) Department Name SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities Loyola University Chicago's (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) requests applications for a full time tenure track Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek an environmental scientist with a approach recognizing the interdependence of the health of humans, animals, and plants and the health of the ecosystems that they share. Candidates should have expertise in the impacts of environmental degradation on human health, which could include a variety of areas of specialty. For example, research expertise in the influence of climate change on emergence, distribution and transmission of infectious diseases, research on air pollutants and human health, or contaminants of emerging concern including pharmaceuticals, preservatives, disinfectants, pesticides and herbicides, plastics, PFAS, VOCs, endocrine disruptors and other emerging toxins that directly impact human health are all areas of interest to this search committee. The candidates' research will contribute to our Environmental Health & Toxicology Affinity Group. The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach an introductory 200-level Environmental Health course and ENVS 301/401 Environmental Health as well as Climate Change & Human Health (ENVS 338/438) and Introduction to Global Health (ENVS 385/485). Importantly, we are looking for someone to help assess our current Environmental Health major and work with a committee to propose new course additions and curricular modifications to strengthen the major. Background: Loyola University Chicago has been committed to environmental sustainability for 20 years, having transformed its campuses to meet energy, water, and waste efficiencies that have consistently ranked the University in the top 5% of green campuses nationally. The new interdisciplinary School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) currently serves 500 undergraduate and graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, and a green dormitory. The campus prioritizes sustainability with energy efficient LEED certified buildings, permeable pavement, green roof installations, and student-run urban gardens supplying the LUC Farmer's Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has restoration projects in a 20-acre wetland and oak/hickory woodland, a 5-acre organic farm, and is a venue for three-week summer field courses and for faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, pleasesee our website. The SES expects to double its number of faculty in the next five years, strategically building toward five pillars of expertise. The SES faculty bring expertise from the multitude of disciplines that contribute to the understanding of and formation of solutions to environmental problems, including natural science, social science, humanities, economics, business management, public health, law & policy, ethics, GIS, and statistics. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the SES is building its academic strengths in five affinity areas, each associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability. These SES Affinity Groups include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, environmental health, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago's Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship. Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience The successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, environmental health, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago's Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship. Open Date 09/27/2022 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching statement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, a research statement, an inclusive excellence statement, samples of scholarly writing, and the names and contact details of three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation (if requested) to Address questions to: Dr. Raymond Dybzinski School of Environmental Sustainability Loyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660 Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2022, 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 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 the university's mission and focus on transformative education, please visit and , respectively. Diversity and Inclusion Statement