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Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies/Ecohydrology

University of Illinois Springfield
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Environmental Studies at University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks applications at the tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level with expertise in ecohydrology and watershed management. The position will begin on August 16, 2022. This is a full-time on-campus position, tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Application deadline: 17 October 2021

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department web page at

Responsibilities: We expect the person for the position to create and teach new courses on Ecohydrology, Watershed Management and Water Quality, or courses in candidate’s areas of expertise and when appropriate, to contribute to the offering of the following existing courses, such as Environmental Natural Sciences, Introduction to Earth Science, Environmental Physical Geography, Fundamentals of GIS, or Fundamentals of Remote Sensing. Teaching load (three courses per spring and fall semester) will consist of a combination of on-campus and online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will also perform academic advising, direct graduate research, and conduct research in her/his specialization. Applicants should have a desire for excellence in teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental sciences, watershed management, natural resources, ecology, geology, or a related field.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at Navigate to the Faculty category. Create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload (PDF format) a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and the names and contact information of at least three references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the application deadline 17 October 2021 will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Formal review of applications will begin 18 October 2021, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

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