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Assistant Professor of Green Subsurface Energy Resources

University of Texas at Arlington, Department Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Texas, Arlington
Nine month tenure track position
Closing date
Aug 30, 2023

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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 green subsurface energy resources with broadly construed areas of expertise in economic geology, geochemistry, or geomechanics  at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in sustainable energy transition including economic geology, critical Earth and mineral resources, carbon capture and sequestration, energy/hydrogen storage, geothermal energy, and geophysical monitoring. 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 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.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in the geosciences subdisciplines.  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.


We seek an individual with an established research and mentorship record who will develop new and expand existing collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students within the the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, across UTA campus, and around the globe. Candidates are encouraged to describe how their work will address topics of acute scientific interest and critical societal importance related to the dual challenge of supplying the world with affordable, reliable sustainable energy while also reducing the environmental impacts of all forms of energy.


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) 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.


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 background.

To apply applicants should go to the link below 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) cover letter, 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. Nathan Brown, Search Committee Chair ( or Earth and Environmental Science administrator(

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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