Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy & Management

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 5:00pm


Champaign, IL
United States

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Job Description:

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism seeks qualified faculty candidates in environmental policy, management, and/or sustainability.  Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to connect social, policy and ecological areas of research as it relates to recreation, sport and tourism. This position builds on the department’s interdisciplinary strengths to integrate recreation, sport and tourism, and build collaborative partnerships across campus disciplines.  Scholars with an existing line of research and the ability to acquire external funding to support their research are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an affiliated field at the time of appointment.


  • Responsibilities include conducting research in chosen area of expertise,
  • building collaborative research partnerships with faculty colleagues across various disciplines,
  • advising and directing student research including theses and dissertations,
  • instructing undergraduate and graduate courses,
  • contributing to the Department's curriculum,
  • seeking external funding for research efforts,
  • serving on Department, College, and University committees and engaging in professional and public service activities.

The Department:

Faculty and staff of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign work to advance knowledge to foster healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship and sustainability, effective management and marketing of organizations, and social and economic development of communities (see for additional information).  The Department offers residential B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, an online M.S. program, and houses the Office of Recreation and Park Resources with a mission to build partnerships for healthy communities. The RST Department is part of the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) and is affiliated with the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability (CHAD).

The Community:

Urbana-Champaign (located 120 miles south of Chicago) combines natural Midwestern beauty with the cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas.  Downtown areas provide vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options and the local community offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 80 parks within the two communities with easy access to three major forest preserves in Champaign County (see for additional information).


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


August 16, 2017

Closing Date:

Screening of candidates will begin on November 23, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

How to Apply:

Please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, CV, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For assistance with the application/upload process, contact Laura Payne at (217) 244-7038 or at