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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental GIS and Geospatial Data Science

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, US
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Oct 18, 2021

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental GIS
and Geospatial Data Science Department of Geography and Geographic
Information Science
The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
(GIS), in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites
applications and nominations for a full-time 9-month (academic
year) tenure-track Assistant Professor with research and teaching
experience in Environmental GIS and Geospatial Data Science. We
seek individuals with advanced expertise in data-intensive
geospatial modeling and spatiotemporal analytics as well as
subject-area expertise to complement existing department strengths
in human and/or biophysical dimensions of environmental
The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world
leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the
College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through
the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for
lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these
objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and
difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute
through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity
and excellence of the Illinois community.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran
status. For more information, visit
Our ideal candidate is expected to conduct theoretical and
empirical work in GIS and geospatial data science. We are open to a
range of application areas, including environmental justice, health
disparities, urban studies, water resources science and policy, or
any research focused on sustainable and resilient environmental
systems. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and
advanced undergraduate courses on GIS and geospatial data science,
graduate seminars, and potentially an application course. The
successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active
and independent research program, and provide service to the
Department, the University, and the profession. The candidate will
have significant opportunities to develop collaborations with other
departments and units across campus, such as the CyberGIS Center
for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies; Institute for
Sustainability, Energy, and Environment; National Center for
Supercomputing Applications; and School of Earth, Society, and
Environment. Women and people from underrepresented minority
populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualifications Applicants must have completed
all requirements of a Ph.D. in geography, GIS, or a related field
by mid-June for a preferred start date of August 16, 2022. Evidence
of an active research agenda, solid teaching experience, and strong
interpersonal and communication skills are required. Candidates who
have demonstrated a commitment to working with students or faculty
from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the
field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are
especially encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and
experience. Information on benefits may be found

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Application Process To apply, create your
candidate profile through,
directly apply to our position and upload your application
materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication,
statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of
teaching effectiveness. The online application will require the
contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional
references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the
Department 1-2 business days after the submission of the
application. Only applications submitted through the University of
Illinois Job Board will be considered. Search will remain open
until the position is filled. For full consideration, all
required application materials must be submitted by October 11,
2021. For further information regarding application procedures or
to submit nominations, you may contact the Search Committee
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks
on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of
Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control
laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ
restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As
a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois
System uses
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eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires
candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of
sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries
to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual
misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information,
visit Policy
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