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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HYDROGEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

About the University: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation, with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

About the College: The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department: The Department of Geosciences, with 22 faculty, is an interdisciplinary program offering bachelors and masters degrees in geography and geology, and a Ph.D. in Geosciences (http://geosciences.uark.edu). The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Environmental Dynamics and Space and Planetary Sciences. The Department is closely affiliated with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (https://cast.uark.edu/), Tree-Ring Laboratory, Arkansas Water Resources Center, the University’s Stable Isotope Laboratory (https://isotope.hosted.uark.edu/), MicroCT Imaging Consortium (https://micro.uark.edu/) and Trace Element and Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory (https://icp.uark.edu/).

Summary of job duties: The Department of Geosciences at University of Arkansas invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology with an anticipated start date of August 2020. We seek an outstanding individual with skills in hydrogeology and expertise that supports a combination of the University’s three signature research areas (https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/signature-research-areas/). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and complement ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Department of Geosciences and the University. Teaching duties may include introductory hydrogeology, field camp, and upper division undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate's field of interest.

Minimum qualifications: A doctoral degree in geology or a related discipline conferred by the start of employment. A demonstrated ability to teach hydrology or hydrogeology at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses and demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program.

Preferred qualifications: Research that incorporates aspects of field-based hydrogeology. A publishing record in refereed journals and demonstrated funding capabilities. Preference will be given to applicants who will complement or enhance the existing research and teaching areas of the Department of Geosciences and affiliated centers and programs. Relevant research sub-fields include (but are not limited to): groundwater availability and water quality, contaminant hydrology, ecohydrology, Critical Zone hydrology (both surface and subsurface), hydrogeologic system response to evolving climate regimes, and the impact of humans and climate on the water cycle.

Application information: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://jobs.uark.edu/hr/postings/35485 To be considered for the position, applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita and three statements, each less than 2 pages long. First, a research statement should describe the candidate’s research program, and research priorities as a faculty member. Second, a teaching statement should describe the candidate’s teaching background and philosophy, as well as priorities as a faculty member. Third, an inclusion statement should focus on how the applicant plans to foster inclusiveness, contribute to an equitable scholarly community, and help students from diverse backgrounds succeed. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. The letters should address the research and teaching experiences of the applicant. Letters will be requested from the references provided for all finalists selected for an interview. All applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uark.edu/hr/postings/35485.  Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair, Dr. John Shaw (shaw84@uark.edu). Completed applications received by September 1, 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The University welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Location: Fayetteville, AR
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Start Date: August 2020
Job Type: Other

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Name: Dr. John Shaw, Committee Chair
Email: shaw84@uark.edu
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