||The Illinois College Environmental Studies (ES) program invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental science, with a focus on geology, beginning fall 2014. Following an external review in 2012, this interdisciplinary program is undergoing an exciting re-envisioning of the curriculum. The ideal candidate will be able to teach and advise in this program and become a valuable team member and leader - helping to build and develop the program.
Courses taught in rotation include Environmental Science, Earth’s Physical Systems, Physical Geology, Historical Geology, and appropriate upper-level courses in areas of interest. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Earth or Environmental Sciences, have a strong interdisciplinary vision and a commitment to undergraduate instruction in a liberal arts setting, and also develop an active undergraduate research program, for which internal support is available. Rank commensurate with experience. This position is currently the sole appointment to the program, which is coordinated by Illinois College faculty appointed in other departments who also teach courses in the program.
Illinois College is a liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success. We emphasize experiential learning, service, leadership, and helping students move towards professional careers. The College, founded in 1829, is located in Jacksonville, Illinois, a historic town 35 miles from Springfield.
Interested candidates submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs, Professor Kevin Klein, Program Coordinator of Environmental Studies, Illinois College, 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.