JOB – Assistant Professor – Sustainability or Sustainable Development

Interdisciplinary Department of Environmental Studies in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) seeks applications at the tenure-track assistant professor level with expertise in sustainability or sustainable development.  One position will begin August 16, 2012; the other pending approval.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sustainability, sustainable development, environmental studies, environmental science, or a related field; evidence of research potential; and ability to perform academic and research advising.  The position(s) requires teaching Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities, Sustainable Development, Introduction to Sustainability, and courses in candidates’ areas of expertise.   Some flexibility exists regarding electives; recent electives have included Environmental Ethics, Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Global Change in Local Places, Environmental Economics, Sustainable Food Systems, Environmental Sociology, Literature and the Environment, Environmental Issues and the Press, and Writing and the Environment.  Teaching load consists of a combination of on-campus and online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  For full information, please visit:

Located in the state capital, UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois.  The UIS campus serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs.  The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day.  The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment.  Our diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students.  Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning.  UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and engaged professionals in service to society.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus web page at

Send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and the names and contact information of three references to

  • Search Committee
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • One University Plaza, PAC 308
  • Springfield, Illinois  62703

Review of applications will begin October 24, 2011, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.