Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer position in Sustainability Science, beginning August 2022. The SES seeks an instructor that approaches sustainability science and economics using systems-thinking. The SES seeks to diversify its faculty and is particularly encouraging underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. The position will be reviewed every three years with the possibility of renewal and promotion.

Loyola University Chicago is committed to environmental sustainability and social justice, 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 is growing quickly and currently serves 380 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. It is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally 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, a GIS Lab, and a ‘green’ dormitory. The university prioritizes sustainability with 13 high-performing 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 teaching and research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, please see our website.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach Environmental Sustainability (ENVS283) and Ecological Economics (ENVS335). These courses explore the economic and social aspects of sustainability and require a candidate with a strong background in natural sciences and economics. The candidate may choose to teach Environmental Sustainability as an engaged learning course that provides students experiences outside the classroom through service-learning, field work or research. The successful candidate will contribute to and have the opportunity to develop courses that support the SES’s expanding Environmental Economics & Sustainability curriculum.

Qualifications: Candidates must document their potential for excellence in teaching and devotion to student success. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sustainability science, economics, or similar degree, with a specialization in a field related to ecological economics or natural resource economics. Underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities with experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record will be given the strongest consideration.

Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the School of Environmental Sustainability, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of pedagogy, a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references prepared to speak to their qualifications for the position. These individuals will not be contacted immediately but may be called upon during the review process. Review of applicants will begin January 3, 2022.

Submit these materials to https://www.careers.luc.edu/ .


Please address questions to:

Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, Chair of Search Committee

School of Environmental Sustainability

Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL 60660

[email protected]


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 faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. 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. Candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.