Endowed Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics & Environmental Policy

Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC), Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track endowed position at the rank of Assistant Professor/Advanced Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2017.  LUC is ranked 7th greenest campus in the U.S., and the IES is a new degree-granting unit that prides itself on solution-driven, high-impact learning.  The endowed position provides a modest annual research allowance for a maximum of six years and a teaching load of 2 courses per semester. For more information about the IES, please visit http://www.luc.edu/sustainability.

Candidates are expected to engage in an active research program and to perform service at the institute and university levels. Teaching responsibilities shall include courses in ecological economics and environmental policy as part of the IES curriculum for undergraduate and Master’s program students. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in ecological economics, environmental policy or related fields within sustainability science, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and an active research agenda addressing contemporary complex and interrelated economic, social and environmental problems. The candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of mainstream economics with an understanding of how the economy is interconnected with natural systems and socio-political activities. Successful candidates will possess research expertise the aspects of ecological economics, including methods in the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, ecological debt, measurements of sustainable economic progress, steady-state and degrowth economies, economics of urban-ecological systems, and the economics of climate and environmental change. Candidates for the position must have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a teaching statement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, a research statement, samples of scholarly writing, and the names and contact information of three references to https://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset. jsp?time=1478723275762.  References will not be contacted immediately but may be at subsequent points in the review process. Address questions to:

Ms.  Rachel Leamon
Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago
1032 W.  Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
773-508-8934  rleamon@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our mission and strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates are encouraged to consult our website to gain a clearer understanding of Loyola’s mission at http://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml and our focus on transformative education at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed/. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Loyola University of Chicago has made diversity an important part of its current strategic plan (Plan 2020) and this job search supports the following statement from the Handbook on Diversity and the Law published by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010, p.  38):

“The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in 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 degree. ”