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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrogeology
University of Alaska Anchorage

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage ( seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank, broadly in the field of hydrogeology, to begin August 2018. Exceptional, experienced candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. We aim to expand and complement existing areas of research expertise in the Department which include geochemistry, structural geology, petrology, geochronology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, geophysics, and planetary geology. We encourage applications from individuals with: 1) a commitment to teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate level in a diverse campus community; 2) a strong background in geological sciences; and 3) expertise in one or more of the following areas: physical hydrogeology, groundwater and shallow subsurface flow in the vadose zone, fluid flow through fractured rocks, geothermal energy, fluid flow in cold climate environments and permafrost, contaminant transport, and environmental hydrogeology. The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a successful, externally funded research program that actively involves undergraduate and graduate students; 2) teach introductory geology courses as well as upper division and graduate courses in hydrogeology and related fields; and 3) help build and sustain partnerships between the department and the environmental industry in Alaska.

The position requires a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment, university teaching experience, and demonstration of research experience and future potential. Industry or post-doctoral experience will be considered favorably. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial academic transcripts to Posting 506562 at

We will be available to meet with potential candidates at our graduate school booth at the GSA meeting in Seattle. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: For more information, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Simon Kattenhorn: