University Faculty Earth Surface Processes (Geomorphology)

Weber State University
Ogden, Utah
Closing date
Dec 16, 2021

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Geodesy, Interdisciplinary/Other, Solid Earth Geophysics
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University Faculty Earth Surface Processes (Geomorphology)

Requisition Number: F00223P: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Job Description:

Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2022. We seek a person with expertise in Earth Surface Processes (Geomorphology). The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This position provides tremendous collaborative opportunities with faculty in the department, across the College of Science, including the new Environmental Science Program, and with other departments across campus (e.g., Geography, Environment, and Sustainability).

Job Duties:

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) teach 3 to 4 lower- and upper-division courses per semester, which may include Physical Geology lecture/lab, Environmental Geosciences, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Geomorphology, Soils, and other courses in their area(s) of expertise. Ideally, the candidate will also assist teaching surficial mapping in Field Methods and Field Camp; 2) establish an active and sustained research program that informs teaching, complements existing department specialties, and includes mentoring undergraduate students; 3) seek external funding

in support of teaching and/or research; and 4) establish collaborations with department members, faculty across campus, as well as research with University and community partners.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. (or one expected by August 2022) in Geosciences, Geography, or a closely related discipline. Expertise in earth surface processes, such as geomorphology, quaternary science, or similar specialty. Evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching and strong interest in using active-learning pedagogies. A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research, to mentoring undergraduate researchers, and to integrating research into the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated record of scholarship and successful grant acquisition. Expertise in shallow geophysics, geologic hazards mapping and analysis, geospatial applications, and/or neotectonics. Expertise in current departmental research and teaching emphases (surface processes, environmental science, planning, hazards, climate resilience, development, resources, etc.). Ability to build connections with local industries, government agencies, and/or community stakeholders.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Open Date: 11/11/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications must be submitted by the authors through the application system. Candidates will designate references when applying and the application system will email the references requesting the letters.

Screening of applications will begin January 17, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

With over 28,000 students, Weber State University is primarily an undergraduate teaching institution which, for more than five decades, has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences embraces both missions through its programs (, and occupies modern labs, offices, and classrooms in Tracy Hall Science Center.

Weber State is located in the city of Ogden at the foot of the stunning Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah. A beautiful and affordable city (with a metro area of 250,000+) with a diverse culture and rich history, Ogden is just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make the region an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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