Faculty Job in Academic & University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment – Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (F1700145)
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois at
Assistant Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment- Natural Resources and Environmental
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and
Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (https://nres.illinois.edu), invites candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track, 60% research/40% teaching Assistant
Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment.
We seek candidates using innovative approaches to advance knowledge of the
relationship between equity, on the one hand, and on the other, environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation,
water, pollution, and other natural resource uses. The successful candidate will be expected to work at the nexus of equity, environment,
and social and/or legal processes or outcomes. Working within this nexus may include the social causes and consequences of environmental
inequities, the interactions between social or legal institutions and environmental justice, or the impacts of injustice on environmental
outcomes. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise relevant to the United States and the Midwest in particular. Other
desirable attributes include an analytical focus at the level of institutions, societal structures, and organizations; expertise in the
health effects of environmental injustice; and/or expertise in the impacts of differential access to natural resources. Preference will be
given to candidates with demonstrated potential for conducting research grounded in both theory and application, excellence in teaching and
advising, and experience working as part of interdisciplinary teams including social and natural scientists. A Ph.D. or J.D. in an
appropriate field is required at the time of the appointment.
The successful applicant will be expected to recruit and train
graduate students, teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop a course based on the incumbent’s area of expertise
and consistent with the curriculum needs of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, secure extramural funding, and
publish regularly in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and submit the following application materials: Letter of
application, Curriculum Vitae, up to three representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, as well as the names
and contact information of three professional references. To receive full consideration, all requested application material must be
submitted via the online system by the close date of October 27, 2017. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early to
ensure letters of reference may be requested and received in a timely manner as interviews are planned to begin in early December 2017. The
start date is August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Natural Resources
and Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary unit that brings biological, physical, and social scientists together to identify, teach
and communicate solutions for the sustainability of urban, managed, and natural ecosystems from local to global scales. It is situated
within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the world’s leading public research universities, and provides an unparalleled
opportunity to collaborate with other top-notch scholars and researchers across the science, as well as in law, urban planning, agriculture,
Champaign-Urbana combines natural Midwestern beauty with cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan
areas. The community retains the charm, friendliness, safety and affordability of smaller communities. The downtown areas provide vibrant
public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options. The community also offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as
varsity and community sports. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 80 parks within the two communities with easy access to three major forest
preserves in Champaign County (see www.visitchampaigncounty.org for additional information. For additional information regarding the Department of Natural
Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of ACES, please see our website at http://nres.illinois.edu .
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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
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