Monday, November 11, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: UIUC Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of the Environment
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor in human dimensions of the environment. Individuals with expertise in applying theories, concepts, and methods from the social and behavioral sciences to the study of environmental and natural resource issues and policies are encouraged to apply. This is a 9-month, full-time position, reflecting a 65% research / 35% teaching appointment.
NRES has 23 tenure-system faculty with expertise in teaching, research, and outreach in the biological, physical, and social sciences. This expertise has been applied in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems (http://nres.illinois.edu/). Interdisciplinarity is a key element of our research and educational programs.
Responsibilities: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for conducting collaborative research that is grounded in theory and application, and with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. The individual in this position will be expected to recruit and train graduate students, teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop grant proposals, attract funding, and publish regularly in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants at the associate level must demonstrate a strong track record of obtaining grants and of leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. and substantive research in the social sciences is required. Potential disciplines include sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, or psychology. Candidates must have completed their degree before appointment.
Deadline: December 16, 2013