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Tenure-track Asst. Prof, Climate & Environmental Justice

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Geography & GIS
Urbana, Illinois
Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and experience.
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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The Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science (GGIS), in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography with research and teaching experience in Climate Justice and/or Environmental Justice to join a transdisciplinary cluster of new professors focused on Climate Impacts, Risk, and Inequality.

Geography & GIS is open to a range of topical interests, including the uneven impacts of the physical effects of climate change such as sea level rise, increased wildfires, or more frequent severe weather; the exacerbation of existing environmental inequalities such as exposure to flooding or heat; or the effects of climate change mitigation, such as the unequal consequences of higher fuel costs or carbon taxes, or how to achieve a just transition away from fossil fuels. Candidates may use qualitative, quantitative, geospatial, or mixed methods in their work.

Please visit the UIUC Job Board to see the full position listing, create an applicant profile, and submit an application.


Applicants must have completed all requirements of a PhD in geography, GIS, or a related field by mid-June 2024 for a preferred start date of August 16, 2024. Evidence of an active research agenda around climate justice and/or environmental justice, teaching effectiveness, and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Required Application Materials (single PDF):

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Representative publication
  • Statement of teaching interests
  • Statement of research interests
  • statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of all students, including those from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students.


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