Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability

Carbondale, Illinois
Sep 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
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Title:  Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Sustainability

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 16, 2020; 9-month, continuing appointment.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in Geography, Geology, or a closely related field.  All degree requirements must be met by August 15, 2020.  Applicants must show evidence of relevant teaching and research, including peer-reviewed publication. Applicants must have a professional record that establishes their external funding history and/or potential.  Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on applied research in sustainability science that complements existing strengths in the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability.  Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include the following: teaching a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in sustainability, and other topics in the candidate's area of expertise; service on M.S. and Ph.D. student committees; maintaining an active and successful research program that includes external research support; and appropriate service.

The School: The School of Earth Systems and Sustainability is a newly formed school affiliated with the College of Science and houses programs in Geography and Environmental Resources ( and Geology (  The school offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geography and Environmental Resources, Geology and two doctoral degrees (Environmental Resources and Policy and Geosciences).  Areas of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels include: Climate and Water Resources, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sustainability, Geographic Information Science, Geophysics, and Resource Geology.  Located in the forested Shawnee Hills, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University (high research activity).

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. Applications must include a cover letter describing sustainability-oriented teaching and research experience and goals, a CV, and a list of three references. Applicants should also include reprints of recent publications. 

Materials can be sent electronically to or by mail to:

Justin Schoof, Director


School of Earth Systems and Sustainability


1000 Faner Drive


Mail Code 4514


SIU Carbondale


Carbondale, IL 62901


SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Job Summary: SIU Carbondale seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member with expertise in Environmental Sustainability.

Applications: By email to ess@siu.du