Assistant Professor (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

University of Illinois-Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA 🇺🇸

Title: Assistant Professor – Earth and Environmental Sciences (Job ID #152040)
Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Faculty
Location: Chicago
Close Date: 10/25/2021


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who pursues fundamental research in the hydrological and/or climate sciences.  The applicant’s research must be relevant to Earth systems at a global scale, and may also address linkages to regional processes including, but not limited to, those involving the Great Lakes, urban environments, surface waters, and landscape evolution. 


The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative and productive program of scientific research, using more than one approach (e.g., observational, modeling, experimental), that complements department strengths in climate science and biogeochemistry. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in core topics in the earth sciences and graduate courses in their area of specialty, advise graduate students (MS and PhD), and mentor undergraduate students in research projects.  Particiapate in the intellectual life of the univeristy, provide service to the university.


Must have a PhD in Earth Sciences or a related field, and a record of research accomplishments; postdoctoral experience is preferred. 

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research plans, teaching plans, and perspectives on and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

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