Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Earth Surface Processes, University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska
Commensurate with experience
Sep 11, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
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The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) (www.uaa.alaska.edu/geology/) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Earth Surface Processes, with a start date of August 2020. We aim to complement existing areas of research expertise in hydrology, environmental geochemistry, structure, and stratigraphy. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student body in the B.S. and M.S. programs in geological sciences.

Although all areas of Earth Surface Processes will be considered, expertise in modeling of geomorphological, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine processes is desired. The position is associated with a $20 million, 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. During the first three years at UAA, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the EPSCoR team for the project “Fire and Ice: Navigating Variability in Boreal Wildfire Regimes and Subarctic Coastal Ecosystems.” Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alaska EPSCoR website at www.alaska.edu/epscor for further information. Contributing to the boreal fire component and the ability to integrate across the coastal margins component is central to the project.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, teaching, and service components that support UAA’s mission. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty courses for the graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and mentor graduate students. Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted to Job #512846 at alaska.edu/jobs/. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Munk, Chair of the Search Committee, at lamunk@alaska.edu. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment at the time of initial appointment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.