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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - deadline October 27, 2017

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (https://nres.illinois.edu), invites candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track, 60% research/40% teaching Assistant Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment. Applications should be in by October 27, 2017.

NRES seeks candidates using innovative approaches to advance knowledge of the relationship between equity, on the one hand, and on the other, environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, water, pollution, and other natural resource uses. The successful candidate will be expected to work at the nexus of equity, environment, and social and/or legal processes or outcomes. Working within this nexus may include the social causes and consequences of environmental inequities, the interactions between social or legal institutions and environmental justice, or the impacts of injustice on environmental outcomes.

NRES is particularly interested in candidates with expertise relevant to the United States and the Midwest in particular. Other desirable attributes include an analytical focus at the level of institutions, societal structures, and organizations; expertise in the health effects of environmental injustice; and/or expertise in the impacts of differential access to natural resources. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for conducting research grounded in both theory and application, excellence in teaching and advising, and experience working as part of interdisciplinary teams including social and natural scientists.

The successful applicant will be expected to recruit and train graduate students, teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop a course based on the incumbent’s area of expertise and consistent with the curriculum needs of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, secure extramural funding, and publish regularly in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. The start date is August 16, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Full info to be found via http://tinyurl.com/AssistantProfNRES

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