Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Program invites applications for a Temporary, One-Year Instructor Appointment (non-renewable) for academic year 2021-2022. We are seeking a strong candidate to join Loyola's Forensic Science faculty members, who are dedicated to quality undergraduate teaching and a student-centered approach to education. By being engaged in an active research program and service projects, faculty members contribute to the advancement of the field and bring their insights back to the classroom. The program currently serves 174 students with some 20 BS graduates per year. For more information about the Forensic Science Program, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/forensicscience.
This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position requires professional experience and education in either one of two fields: forensic chemistry or forensic biology. The successful candidate will be required to teach forensic science courses in a nationally accredited program (Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, FEPAC, fepac-edu.org) and should be familiar with the standards set forth in this accreditation. Excellent organizational and communication skills are desirable. Teaching responsibilities shall include a 4-4 teaching load. For the candidate with a chemistry background, courses will be taught in Drug Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Physical-Organic Chemistry, and Quantitative Chemical Analysis. For the candidate with a biology background, courses will be taught in Forensic Biology and Molecular Biology (DNA). Additional coursework may be required in either the chemistry/biochemistry or biology departments to fulfill the full-time teaching load.
Doctorate in chemistry, toxicology, biology, or biochemistry and at least three years of relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner in an operational forensic science laboratory setting; or a doctorate in an appropriate discipline and three years of experience as an academic forensic scientist that includes educational, research, and service contributions to forensic science
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About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.