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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

University of Texas at Arlington, Department Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Texas, Arlington
Up to 90,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Global Environmental Change
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Job Summary

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in broadly construed areas related to environmental science at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. We seek a broadly-trained environmental scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our earth and environmental science programs. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental data science, energy resources, modeling cross-scale relationships between climate/hydrology and ecosystems, environmental health, or sustainability. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research strength in geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry, ecology, and genomics in the College of Science. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include the a Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Standard research expectations for faculty include publishing research in peer-reviewed journals, acquiring research grants, and advising undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs in research.  Startup packages are provided to enable new faculty to jump-start their research group in advance of winning research grants.

Faculty are expected to continuously improve their teaching, and UTA offers Learning and Development Resources as well as opportunities with the STEM Education Research Collaboratorium and Resource Center. 

Service duties include departmental committee work (such as organizing colloquia, graduate student admissions, or faculty hiring), service to the university, service to the community, and national service to research and education infrastructure.  Faculty often serve on national review panels, referee journal articles, and engage in public education and outreach.


Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, geosciences, or a related field.  Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

The ideal candidate will have the capability to formulate research in area(s) of earth and environmental sciences, and an interest in collaborating with scientists who work within a scientific domain on data-intensive problems, such as Earth system modeling, geospatial analysis/intelligence, remote sensing, sustainability, bioinformatics, and exposure modeling.


University Information

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.


Overview of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The department consists of groups of faculty who interact and collaborate within and between groups representing Earth and Environmental Sciences including environmental chemistry, environmental health, climate change and oceanography, geochronology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, paleoclimate, paleontology, and sedimentary geology. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Information on the EES program can be found at

Located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science encompasses the most up-to-date techniques for the study of major and trace element analysis, contaminant detection, and material structures. Instrumentation includes multiple X-ray platforms and electron microprobe analyzer, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The facility has applications in environmental science, geological science, and material engineering.


Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds


Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), 4) a statement on diversity, and 5) names and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Question regarding this position may be addressed to: Dr. , Search Committee Chair ( or Earth and Environmental Science administrator (

For more information about UTA, please visit:


EEO Statement

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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