Instructor/Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor

Urbana, Illinois
$50,000 - $60,000
Nov 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Instructor/Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a mission-critical undergraduate teaching and academic advising position in our undergraduate program. This is a 9 month (paid over 12), full-time academic appointment (non-tenure track) at the rank of Instructor, Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant Professor (title commensurate with experience and qualifications), but with opportunities for summer salary through online course instruction. 

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The successful applicant will serve as the primary academic advisor and professional mentor to 80-100 undergraduate students, and will be expected to meet with prospective students and their parents during campus visits. S/he will also teach two courses per semester, including preparing and presenting lectures, writing and grading examinations, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, monitoring teaching assistants, and assigning grades. S/he will be encouraged to develop new courses and experiment with novel teaching techniques. Applicants for the Teaching Assistant Professor level will also be expected to engage in scholarly research and service to the Department/College/University.


The appointment requires experience in college- or university-level teaching.   Instructor title requires a M.S. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a closely related field.  Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor titles require a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a closely related field. Interest or experience in education research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials and experiments will enhance an application.  Teaching Assistant Professor title applicants must demonstrate the ability to make an instructional and curricular impact both within the Department and beyond, either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy and student interactions.

The successful applicant should possess: excellent interpersonal communication skills, a desire to interact with prospective students and their parents, excellent organization and time management skills, demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising at the undergraduate level.


Title and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The preferred start date is August 16, 2019.


Create your application through and upload PDF files of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy.  The online application will require and contain information for three references.  Teaching Assistant Professor applicants must also upload PDF files of the following:

  • Sample syllabi, assignments, and other teaching materials that provide evidence of the

quality of their instruction so far, or of instruction that they hope to do.


  • A 1- to 3-page narrative that describes their current and/or future plan for contributing

scholarship that enhances the Department and University and make an impact beyond the


campus. Research discussed can be disciplinary, pedagogical, or both.


  • Copies of any published works completed.

Please contact Jill Randell at if you have questions. In order to ensure full consideration, applications (in PDF format only) must be received by January 4 2019.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.