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Assistant Professor, Environmental Geology, Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
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Feb 15, 2024

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Geochemistry, Global Environmental Change, Hydrology, Natural Hazards
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The School of Earth Systems and Sustainability (ESS) at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of Environmental Geology. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. ESS seeks a highly motivated researcher and educator with research interests focused on hydrology, geomorphology, and/or surficial processes. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on physical environmental science that can complement our existing strengths in environmental and sustainability fields, such as geochemistry and sedimentology, and within the larger context of the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability.  

Examples of Duties

The successful candidate is expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program that integrates classroom, laboratory, and fieldwork, and to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with academic, industry, and government partners.  As a faculty member, the successful candidate is also expected to teach a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in hydrogeology, geomorphology, courses in introductory geology, or other topics in the candidate's area of expertise, and to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties will include service on M.S. and Ph.D. student committees and other appropriate service. 


Minimum: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Geology or a related field in Geosciences at the time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence of, or potential for, relevant teaching, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. Specifically, applicants must have a professional record that establishes their high-quality ongoing and future research projects, including peer-reviewed publications. 

Preferred: Post-doctoral experience is preferred. 

Required Documents: To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references; (4) a research statement presenting accomplishments, current work, and future direction, and potential of your work; and (5) a teaching statement describing teaching experience, philosophy, and plans to help promote students’ access to and inclusion in your teaching and research/scholarship.

Supplemental Information

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. SIU Carbondale is located in the forested areas of Shawnee Hills, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO. The university is known for its efforts in improving opportunity, inclusivity, sustainability, and the ecological beauty of the campus and surrounding community. Information about SIU Carbondale and its surrounding community can be found at:

SIU Carbondale, a member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

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.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a large, research-oriented institution situated in a pleasant small-town setting southeast of St. Louis. The Geology Department has a full-time faculty of 11 with about 70 undergraduate and 30 M.S. and Ph.D. students. For further information, please visit

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