Tenure-track position – Remote Sensing Geoscience - University of Illinois

Gregg, Patricia pgregg at illinois.edu
Tue Sep 24 14:07:14 UTC 2019

Assistant Professor – Remote Sensing Geoscience
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Open Until: 2019-11-15

The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (https://earth.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks an outstanding scholar with expertise in Remote Sensing. Applications are invited from candidates whose research falls within the broad scope of Earth sciences – including, but not limited to: surface and groundwater, landscape change, tectonics, environmental and climate science, earthquakes, glaciology, and volcanology. The full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty appointment is at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of August 16, 2020.

The Department of Geology resides within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 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 service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The University of Illinois is committed to the family needs of our faculty members, including dual career partners. The Dual Career Academic Couples program, Provost Initiative #8, facilitates the placement of tenure-system faculty partners in positions on campus (including tenure track). More information may be found at: https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-8-dual-career-academic-couples-program/

The Geology Department is committed to building and maintaining an excellent and diverse academic environment. We are dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity through our teaching, research, and service. Qualified applications will be considered regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities in Research and Teaching:  The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program in the area of remote sensing. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two courses within the Geology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Synergy with Campus Excellence Themes and Strengths:  The successful candidate will benefit from existing strengths within the Department of Geology: surface environments and landscape research, tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics; within SESE: CyberGIS & geography, and Atmospheric Remote Sensing; and across campus: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, data science programs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and fluid dynamic, surface environments and earthquake hazards research in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering. Excellent opportunities also exists for collaborations with the United States Geological Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geology or a related field by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of Aug 16, 2020. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and experience.  Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/

Application:  To apply, create your candidate profile through https://go.illinois.edu/GEOLOGYfaculty and submit application materials by November 15, 2019. Required documents:

• Cover letter that details suitability for and interest in the position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Up to three representative publications
• Statement of Research Interests
• Statement of Teaching Experience and Goals
• Statement on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
• Contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  Questions can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Lijun Liu, ljliu at illinois.edu<mailto:ljliu at illinois.edu>, phone: (217) 333-3540.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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