Job Title: Assistant Professor of Environment Chemistry & Toxicology
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL United States
Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Assistant Professor of Environment Chemistry & Toxicology
Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) requests applications for a full time tenure track Assistant Professor of Environment Chemistry & Toxicology beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek an environmental chemist and/or ecotoxicologist who studies the impacts of pollutants and contaminants on the structure and function of natural ecosystems. Candidates should have expertise in the impacts of environmental contamination on the health of microorganisms, plants, animals and/or human health, which could include a variety of areas of specialty. Candidates with research expertise in contaminants of emerging concern including pharmaceuticals, preservatives, disinfectants, pesticides and herbicides, plastics, PFAS, VOCs, endocrine disruptors and other emerging toxins are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidates’ research will contribute to the developing SES Environmental Health & Toxicology Affinity Group.
A key teaching role for this position includes helping to develop a proficiency in basic chemistry of the environment (chemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere, and their interactions through biogeochemical cycling) by teaching ENVS 237/238 and ENVS 274/275, Chemistry of the Environment Lecture & Lab, to SES undergraduate students. The ability to teach ENVS 387, Ecotoxicology is also required, and there are opportunities to develop courses in the candidate’s specific areas of expertise.
Qualifications & Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, 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.