Application Deadline: October 12, 2015


Additional Info:
 Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield, seeks applicants with expertise in U.S. environmental policy for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will begin on August 16, 2016.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental policy/administration, environmental law, environmental studies, natural resources management, or a related discipline. The successful candidate must be able to teach two specific graduate courses on U.S. environmental policy (ENS 581 Environmental Policy & Analysis and ENS 587 Natural Resources: Policy and Administration). Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses on environmental law and NEPA; some familiarity with international policy is desirable. The remainder of the course load will be a to-be-determined combination of core courses for our majors and topics in the successful applicant’s area of interest. Teaching load (three courses per spring and fall semester) will consist of a combination of on-campus and online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Summer teaching may be done but is not required. This position will perform academic advising, direct student research, and conduct research in her/his specialization, but the primary expectation is excellence in teaching.
At UIS there are immediate opportunities, and expectations, to develop a service portfolio at the department, college, and campus levels. Research opportunities exist not only through collaboration with other Environmental Studies faculty and staff, but with active peers in other departments as well as with the resources afforded UIS due to our position in the state capital. There are abundant opportunities to support graduate students, especially through our Graduate Public Service Internship program (
DEPARTMENT:  We currently have six tenure-track faculty lines, approximately 100 graduate students, and about 30 undergraduate majors. The Department offers an undergraduate minor and BA in Environmental Studies, Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, MS in Environmental Science, and an MA in Environmental Studies with three concentrations: Sustainable Development & Policy, Environmental Planning & Management, and Environmental Humanities. Students may pursue the MS or MA in on-campus or entirely online formats.
CAMPUS:  Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,400 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate 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. Its 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 are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.  You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department web page at
APPLICATION:  To apply, go to Job Board at and click on the position.  Create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload 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 at least three references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.


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