Tenure-Track Position in Geodesy

University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Fairbanks, Alaska
Dec 27, 2018
Jan 26, 2019
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in using ground-based geodetic techniques to monitor changes of the earth’s surface. We seek a scientist interested in building a long-term research program that builds on the extensive facilities and programs of the UAF Geophysical Institute, in particular, the Alaska Volcano Observatory and the Alaska Earthquake Center. We particularly value an ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and a desire to support our student programs.

The successful applicant will teach a quarter-time load of 3-4 credits per year in the Department of Geosciences. Teaching will likely include both foundational geophysics courses and discipline-specific geodesy course(s). This position is expected to attract and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and involve them in research.

The remainder of the position (three-quarters-time) consists of building an applied research program at the Geophysical Institute. The successful hire is expected to use the start-up period to develop a vibrant research program as well as sustainable funding to support it. Substantial research support is available for qualified candidates through the Alaska Earthquake Center and the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Depending on the needs of the new hire, long-term support from these facilities could include salary, staff, hardware, and/or support for students or postdocs. Candidates are strongly encouraged to elaborate on any research interests specific to real-time characterization of large earthquakes and/or volcanic systems using ground-based geodetic methods.

For more information or to apply:

Application review will start on January 14, 2019. Questions about the position can be directed to  Michael West (mewest@alaska.edu).
         Michael West
         Taryn Lopez
         Bernie Coakley
         David Fee
         Julia Gestrich

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.  As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.