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Assistant Professor (Sustainability)
or until filled
School of Earth Systems and Sustainability-SIUC
College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences-SIUC
9 month

The School of Earth Systems and Sustainability at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Environmental Sustainability. This is a continuing, 9-month, tenure track faculty appointment beginning August 16, 2021.Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University (high research activity) located in the forested Shawnee Hills, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis. Information about the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, and about SIU Carbondale, can be found at:


Teaching a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in sustainability, and other topics in the candidate's area of expertise; service on M.S. and Ph.D. student committees; maintaining an active and successful research program that includes external research support; and appropriate service.


Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in Sustainability, Geography, Geology, or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered if all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2021.  If all degree requirements are not completed by that date, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (

Applicants must show evidence of relevant teaching and research, including peer-reviewed publication.

Applicants must have a professional record that establishes their external funding history and/or potential. 



Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on applied research in coupled human-natural dimensions of sustainability science that complements existing strengths in the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability.

Required Documents: Cover letter describing sustainability-oriented teaching, research experience and goals and reprints of recent publications.
Review of applications will begin November 10, 2020. Applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled.
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other
Justin Schoof

SIU Carbondale, 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.