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Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 30, 2023

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Geochemistry, Interdisciplinary/Other, GeoHealth
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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Tenure Track
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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who pursues fundamental research in geochemistry as related to the environmental and health sciences. The applicant’s research must address environmental Earth systems and be relevant to human health at multiple scales. While all areas of geochemistry will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in trace, redox-sensitive, toxic, and/or critical mineral elements. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative and productive program of scientific research, using more than one approach (e.g., experimental, modeling, observational), that complements department strengths in geochemistry, hydrology, geobiology, and climate science. Candidates with interests in community engagement are encouraged to apply. 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, biological sciences and engineering, with Argonne National Laboratory, and with community organizations. 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 34,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. To apply, please complete the online application providing contact information and three professional references at 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 full consideration, please apply by October 30, 2023. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 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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