Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty and lab director position in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), beginning in August 2020. The IES seeks to diversify its faculty and is encouraging underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Director and Lecturer beginning in August of 2020, and the position will be reviewed every three years for renewal and promotion. We are seeking candidates who can manage the graduate GIS certificate program including teaching introductory and upper-level courses in GIS and Remote Sensing, and directing a new GIS laboratory, including managing software and hardware, and assisting with faculty and student research GIS projects. Student GIS interns will report to the Director, and assist with faculty and student GIS projects in the lab. Preferred applicants will be motivated to advance the IES mission.
Candidates for the director position must clearly demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching, and lab/program management skills. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory GIS, advanced GIS and Remote Sensing as well as manage the GIS lab, assist faculty and students with GIS research projects, and assist with implementing the GIS Certificate Program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and engage in research projects during the summer months and apply for grant funding.
Applicants must have earned an advanced degree [Master’s required, Ph.D. preferred] in GIS, Geography, Landscape Ecology or a similar area of ecology or environmental science prior to the start of the position. Candidates of color and those with experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record, and with experience in managing or directing academic labs will be given strongest consideration.