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Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics
University of Alaska Anchorage (Department of Geological Sciences) in Anchorage, Alaska
Date Posted 02/03/2021
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the broad area of Applied Geophysics with a start date of August 2021. The position will complement existing fields of expertise in environmental geochemistry, hydrology, paleoclimate, petrology, volcanology, structure, stratigraphy, and planetary geoscience in support of the B.S. and M.S. degree programs in the department. Although all areas of Applied Geophysics will be considered, expertise that can contribute to both environmental and resource geology applications is preferred.

We seek applicants with a commitment to teaching, research, and partnership building with resource industries and research organizations in Alaska and elsewhere. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline and should demonstrate university level teaching experience. Industry or postdoctoral experience will be considered favorably. Teaching expectations for this position will be variable each year but may include introductory geology courses, applied geophysics, geologic data analysis, and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of applied petroleum geoscience and environmental geophysics or other courses in support of the department’s teaching needs.

Successful candidates must develop an externally funded research program that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate would also benefit from access to the department’s state-of-the-art computational laboratory with 20 high-end workstations and over $100M of donated commercial software for teaching and research purposes.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted to Job #516290 at . Review of applications will begin February 22, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact the search chair, Eric Klein, at . All applicants must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving over 18,000 students in the Anchorage and satellite campuses. The region hosts many environmental, mining, and oil and gas industries, as well as numerous state and federal agencies. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty; an exceptional setting for geologists.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.  The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, equity, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, committees, and councils. We honor diverse experiences and perspectives and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect. UAA strives to support its unique and diverse community by employing faculty who come from a myriad of different backgrounds.

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