School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate, Non-Tenure Track Job at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

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  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Job Title:

School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

School of Environmental Sustainability, Research Associate, Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

SCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A)

Department Name:

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Environmental Sustainability (SES- ) seeks a Research Associate (MS prepared) for a 2-year research and teaching position to assist in the implementation of a large-scale experimental wetland restoration project and to teach two undergraduate Environmental Science courses per year. The successful candidate will principally work with the research team to implement a large-scale experimental ecological restoration project at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (SWNR). These research activities will involve coordinating and implementing the mechanical biomass harvest and restoration of a 117-hectare invasive-species dominated wetland at SNWR; overseeing the on-site conversion of harvested biomass to biochar; experimentally applying the biochar to treatment plots; and collecting a wide suite of environmental and biological data from experimental plots. The candidate will be responsible for data collection and management, managing and coordinating the maintenance of the SES Softrak wetland plant harvester, managing the research laboratory in the SES, and mentoring SES undergraduate and graduate students in the project.

This is a 2-year full-time Research Associate position supported in part by a US Fish and Wildlife Service grant and through teaching responsibilities within SES. The Research Associate will report directly to the PIs on the projects and will begin on July 1, 2024, and end on June 30, 2026.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Assisting in all aspects of implementing the US Fish and Wildlife Service projects (field restoration, botanical surveys and biodiversity monitoring, biomass utilization, statistical analysis, and data interpretation). This includes the field research components of the project – eight to ten weeks of summer residence at the University of Michigan Biological Station and at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge per year required
  • Loyola Research Lab oversight and organization: organization of lab, organization of data, managing lab research projects, ordering supplies, hiring and oversight of student researchers
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Wetland Ecology, Conservation & Restoration, or a related field, with demonstrated competence in teaching, fieldwork, research design, sample analyses, statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, and demonstrate reliability and leadership within a team. Experience mentoring students is preferred.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Wetland Ecology, Conservation & Restoration, or a related field, with demonstrated competence in teaching, fieldwork, research design, sample analyses, statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, and demonstrate reliability and leadership within a team. Experience mentoring students is preferred.

Open Date:

05/22/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The 2-year position is available July, 1 2024. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest . They also should prepare to provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. Brian Ohsowski, bohsowski@luc.edu , 773-508-8920.

Loyola University Chicago 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 professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity—including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment—is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different 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 degrees.

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. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at .

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others. Quick Link for Posting:

Job Number:

8501353

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

07/01/2024

Position End Date:

06/30/2026

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Summer work, Immediate start,

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