Tenure-track Faculty Position in Hydrogeology

DeKalb, Illinois
Hiring range of $70,000-$75,000
Sep 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2019.  We seek a candidate with research and teaching interests in the field of hydrogeology, and preferably with expertise in groundwater modeling and field methods.  We expect the successful candidate to establish and maintain an externally funded research program, and to teach at all levels, including assisting with our summer environmental field methods course.  We seek faculty and staff who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

Departmental facilities include a truck-mounted Geoprobe™ 6600, an experimental and teaching well field site, surface and borehole geophysical instruments, field hydrogeological equipment, and extensive geochemical/analytical facilities.  The department currently has 9 faculty members whose broad research interests are described on our website (www.niu.edu/geology); potential for collaboration exists in numerous areas, including the role of fluids in the formation of ore deposits, energy resources, hydro-geophysics, groundwater geochemistry and geomicrobiology, and climate change and glacial studies.  Collaborative opportunities outside of the department include NIU’s interdisciplinary Institute for the Study for the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (www.niu.edu/ese), the USGS-Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center, Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories, Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois EPA.

Required and preferred skills:

  • A Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • Expertise in groundwater modeling and field methods.

Apply by visiting the online portal at:   http://employment.niu.edu/postings/37487 . Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 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.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.