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Assistant Professor - Climate science with an emphasis on surface processes

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 climate science with an emphasis on surface processes. The applicant’s research should involve more than one approach (e.g., observational, modeling, experimental) and may address topics that include, but are not limited to, the effects of climate change on biogeochemical cycling and the role of climate in landscape evolution. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative and productive program of scientific research that complements department strengths in ecohydrology, planetary science, and biogeochemistry, and can contribute to university strengths in areas such as public health. The candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, 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 Earth and Environmental Sciences Department ( has extensive laboratory and computing facilities, and is expanding collaborations with other campus units including chemistry, health sciences, and biological sciences. The Department serves a growing body of majors, the majority of whom are underrepresented in STEM. UIC is a public R1 institution and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country. It is the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area with over 30,000 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 statements of research and teaching plans. For fullest consideration, please apply by October 21, 2019. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. The University of Illinois at 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 strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. 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.