Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy - Tenure Track

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States 🇺🇸

Duties and Responsibilities

The School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago seeks qualified candidates for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental policy. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in policy as it relates to the intersection of social equity and environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of our research affinity groups: climate change, water, environmental health, food systems, and/or biodiversity. The SES seeks to diversify its faculty and encourages underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. This position builds on the School’s interdisciplinary strengths in addressing society’s vexing environmental challenges through research, teaching, and service.

Loyola University Chicago is committed to environmental sustainability, 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 School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) is growing quickly and currently serves 380 undergraduate and 70 graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geo-thermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, and a ‘green’ dormitory. The campus prioritizes sustainability with 13 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 a wetland restoration project in a 20-acre wetland, 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, please see our website.

The development of a nationally recognized research program in environmental policy that leads to high quality publications; teaching an existing course on environmental policy; developing new courses in the candidate’s area of policy expertise that support SES’s Environmental Policy major and graduate certificate in Environmental Law and Policy; pursuing extramural funding; supporting partnerships with the Department of Political Science, the School of Law, and Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program; and, as appropriate to the successful candidate’s research agenda, building collaborative research partnerships within the SES and with other academic units of the University, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and/or community-based organizations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of, or potential for, scholarly research and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level; a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines; and demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in environmental policy, public policy, political science, environmental studies, public administration, environmental law, or an affiliated field at the time of appointment. We welcome applicants who possess relevant professional experience and can support students in building their professional networks within environmental policy. 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.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of, or potential for, scholarly research and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level; a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines; and demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in environmental policy, public policy, political science, environmental studies, public administration, environmental law, or an affiliated field at the time of appointment. We welcome applicants who possess relevant professional experience and can support students in building their professional networks within environmental policy. 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.


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