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Assistant Professor

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

The Department ( has extensive laboratory and computing facilities, hosts a diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student body, and has expanding collaborations with other campus units including chemistry, health sciences, and biological sciences. UIC is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country and the Department is committed to closing the diversity gap in the earth sciences by fully supporting underrepresented students, faculty, and staff.  UIC is a public R1 institution and the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area with over 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  To apply, please complete the online application providing contact information and three professional references at (click on the Job Board and then on the position link) and 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. For fullest consideration, please apply by October 25, 2021. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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