Assistant Professor Groundwater Hydrology

Sam Houston State Univ, Huntsville
Oct 01, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
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The Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in groundwater hydrogeology beginning August of 2019.  A Ph.D. degree in Geology or related Earth Sciences is required. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. More experienced candidates may be considered at the Associate Professor level. The position will teach a standard 3-3 load consisting of two sections of an introductory, general education course and an upper-division specialty or elective course per semester.

The ideal candidates will have the interest and ability to teach Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, and serve in a leadership role in the nascent, interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences degree. The successful candidate would ideally serve as the primary advisor/coordinator for the Environmental Sciences degree and must have a commitment to a high quality undergraduate teaching program that values both field and laboratory instruction, involve undergraduate students in research, and the ability to work with a diverse student body.

Review of complete applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all required materials listed below by that date.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita, contact information for three professional references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests online at

Questions regarding the position may be directed to:

Dr. Joseph Hill, Search Chair (email:; 936-294-1560)

Department of Geography and Geology

Box 2148

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX 77341-2148.

Applicants selected for the on-campus interview process will be asked to supply transcripts showing appropriate conferred degrees. Official transcripts will be required for appointment.

About SHSU:  Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and named after Texas’ greatest hero, General Sam Houston.  With a total enrollment of approximately 21,000 students, SHSU is classified as a Doctoral Research Institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and offers 79 undergraduate degree programs, 54 masters programs, and five doctoral programs. The department has approximately 70 geology majors and offers degrees in geology and geoscience. More information is available on the department’s website at

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.