Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology (Tenure-track)

DeKalb, Illinois
Hiring range of $70,000-$75,000
Oct 09, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE) at Northern Illinois University are seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in hydrogeology.  Employment will begin August 2018. Reflecting NIU's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, with a tenure home in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

We seek a candidate whose research and teaching interests are broadly in the field of physical hydrogeology and environmental studies with experience in numerical groundwater modeling.  Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching is preferred. We expect the successful candidate to establish and maintain an externally funded, internationally recognized research program, advise Ph.D. and M.S. students, as well as undergraduate research projects, and be committed to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A Ph.D. in the geosciences, environmental engineering, or a related field is required. The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences currently has 11 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The ESE has 35 faculty associates with 4 joint appointed faculty, and offers B.A. and B.S. degrees.  For more information, please visit and NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming community located 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. It has an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including a graduate student body of over 5,000. Potential collaborative interactions exist with various state and federal agencies (e.g., USGS- Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois EPA). 

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a research writing sample (e.g. publication), and list of at least three references at

NIU is an AA/EEO institution and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Experience teaching and mentoring diverse students is highly preferred. A pre-employment criminal background check is required.

Review of completed applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.