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Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology & Water Science

Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of Tenn, Knoxville
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Biogeosciences, Geochemistry, Global Environmental Change, Hydrology
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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) seeks to fill a faculty position in Hydrogeology & Water Science with emphasis in water movement, quality, storage, and/or interactions with soils and rocks. The position is for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level that will begin August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, externally funded program of hydrogeology and water science research that integrates the classroom with the laboratory and field, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, effectively teach courses in hydrogeology and water-related fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate in department research ( dealing with, but not limited to, environmental studies, aqueous geochemistry, urban ecology, and surface processes. The department has a range of analytical facilities (e.g., Geochemistry Teaching Laboratory, Stable Isotope Laboratory, new MC-Q-ICP-MS core facility) that the successful candidate can use for their teaching and research. Additionally, UTK is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The candidate is expected to perform rank-appropriate professional, University and departmental service, including for the undergraduate program in the Water Science and Environmental Studies concentrations.


The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the time of appointment and show demonstrated excellence through publications and competitive research support (e.g., grants, contracts, fellowships) in hydrogeology and water science. ­UTK is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service. We consider evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit: (1) cover letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position, (2) full curriculum vitae, (3) statements describing research and teaching experience, philosophy, and plans, and (4) names and contact information for at least three professional references via In addition to addressing qualifications for the position, candidates may describe how they would help promote students’ access to and inclusion in their teaching and research/scholarship/creative activities. Application review will begin on December 1st, 2023, and remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Annette Engel (


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