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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Geoscience

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama (US)
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

The University of North Alabama Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2023 with the possibility of a Spring 2024 start date. Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in Sustainability, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, or a closely related field. Applicants should have broad expertise in sustainability, with a specialization in either water resources, energy resources, or waste management. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Review of applications will begin in April 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Teaching responsibilities are four courses per semester, which may include introductory and upper-level courses, both in-person and online. The successful applicant will be expected to teach 2-4 weeks per year at the Guizhou University-University of North Alabama International College of Engineering and Technology located in Guiyang, China (Chinese language ability is not required as courses are taught in English).  

Minimum qualifications include: Earned doctorate in Sustainability, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, or a closely-related field by the time of appointment is required; broad expertise in sustainability, with a specialization in either water resources, energy resources, or waste management, is required;  ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in sustainability, as well as introductory courses in geology or physical geography is required; and the ability and willingness to teach a minimum of 2-4 weeks in China per year is required.  Additional qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students; a willingness to teach in-person, hybrid, and online modalities; a research agenda that involves students; and the ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside of the department of Geoscience.

Preferred qualifications include the ability to recruit students to the department majors; the ability to teach introductory courses in weather and climate; the ability to utilize various forms of social media to enhance ongoing departmental recruitment efforts; a track record of external research grants that have involved and funded students; and experience with Quality Matters course certification.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which may be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.

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