Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology

Anchorage, Alaska
Starting salary is dependent on experience level.
Aug 14, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Posting 506562 at
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The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage ( seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level, broadly in the field of hydrogeology, to begin August 2018. Exceptional, experienced candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher level. We aim to expand and complement existing areas of research expertise in the Department which include geochemistry, structural geology, petrology, geochronology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, geophysics, and planetary geology.

We encourage applications from individuals with: 1) a commitment to teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate level in a diverse campus community; 2) a strong background in geological sciences; and 3) expertise in one or more of the following areas: physical hydrogeology, groundwater and shallow subsurface flow in the vadose zone, fluid flow through fractured rocks, geothermal energy, fluid flow in cold climate environments and permafrost, contaminant transport, and environmental hydrogeology. The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a successful, externally funded research program that actively involves undergraduate and graduate students; 2) teach introductory geology courses as well as upper division and graduate courses in hydrogeology and related fields; and 3) help build and sustain partnerships between the department and the environmental industry in Alaska.

The position requires a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment, university teaching experience, and demonstration of research experience and future potential. Industry or post-doctoral experience will be considered favorably. Starting salary is dependent on experience level. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial academic transcripts to Posting 506562 at Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. 

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving over 18,000 students in the Anchorage and satellite campuses. The region hosts numerous environmental, mining, and oil and gas industries, as well as numerous state and federal agencies. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty; an exceptional setting for geologists.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

For more information regarding this position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Simon Kattenhorn: