Geosciences Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Oct 24, 2018
Nov 23, 2018
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About the University: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

About the College: The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department: The Department of Geosciences is an interdisciplinary program composed of 22 faculty in Geography and Geology offering bachelor and master degrees in geography and geology, and Ph.D. in Geosciences ( The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Environmental Dynamics and Space and Planetary Sciences. The department is also closely affiliated with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), Tree-Ring Laboratory, Arkansas Water Resources Center, and the University of Arkansas Stable Isotope Laboratory.

Summary of job duties: The Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physical Geography/Human Environment with an anticipated start date of August 2019. We seek an outstanding individual with expertise specializing in one or some combination of climatology, paleoclimatology, big data analytics, human migration and medical geography. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and compliment ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Department of Geosciences and the University. Teaching duties can include introductory Earth Science, Sustaining Earth, and/or upper division undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate's field of interest

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree in geography, climatology, meteorology, or a related discipline conferred by the start of employment, a demonstrated ability to teach at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses, and a demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who will complement and enhance the existing research areas of the Department of Geosciences, including climate variability and change, dendrochronology, geospatial analysis, or remote sensing. A demonstrated publishing record in top journals and demonstrated funding capabilities is also preferred.

Application Information: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit

To be considered for the position, applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of teaching interests. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. The letters should address the research and teaching experiences of the applicant. Letters will be requested from the references provided for all finalists selected for an interview. All applications must be submitted electronically at Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair, Dr. Song Feng, at Completed applications received by November 26, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.