Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Position: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor in human dimensions of the environment. Individuals with expertise in applying theories, concepts, and methods from the social and behavioral sciences to the study of environmental and natural resource issues and policies are encouraged to apply. This is a 9-month, full-time position, reflecting a 65% research / 35% teaching appointment.

NRES has 23 tenure-system faculty with expertise in teaching, research, and outreach in the biological, physical, and social sciences. This expertise has been applied in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems ( Interdisciplinarity is a key element of our research and educational programs.

Responsibilities: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for conducting collaborative research that is grounded in theory and application, and with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. The individual in this position will be expected to recruit and train graduate students, teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop grant proposals, attract funding, and publish regularly in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants at the associate level must demonstrate a strong track record of obtaining grants and of leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. and substantive research in the social sciences is required. Potential disciplines include sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, or psychology. Candidates must have completed their degree before appointment.

Starting Date: The appointment for this position is expected to begin August 16, 2014.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing Date: For full consideration all requested application information must be received by December 16, 2013.

Application Procedure: Please create your candidate profile at and upload one pdf file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one example of professional writing, teaching statement (including philosophy, experience, and interests), and research statement. Also, arrange for letters from three professional references to be sent in pdf format to Carol Preston at

For additional information contact Carol Preston at For more information about the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, please see our website at

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