Assistant Professor - Earth Surface Processes

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

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 Earth Surface Processes to complement the fields of expertise in hydrology, environmental geochemistry, paleoclimate, petrology, structure, and stratigraphy. Although all areas of Earth Surface Processes will be considered, expertise in modeling of geomorphological, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine intertidal processes is desired. This faculty appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is associated with a $20 million 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. The project is titled “Fire and Ice: Navigating Variability in Boreal Wildfire Regimes and Subarctic Coastal Ecosystems”. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alaska EPSCoR website at www.alaska.edu/epscor for further information. Contributing to the boreal fire component and the ability to integrate across the coastal margin component is fundamental to the project. The position is scheduled to begin as early as January 2021.

Duties:

100The 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 Earth Surface Processes to complement the fields of expertise in hydrology, environmental geochemistry, paleoclimate, petrology, structure, and stratigraphy. Although all areas of Earth Surface Processes will be considered, expertise in modeling of geomorphological, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine intertidal processes is desired. This faculty appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is associated with a $20 million 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. The project is titled “Fire and Ice: Navigating Variability in Boreal Wildfire Regimes and Subarctic Coastal Ecosystems”. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alaska EPSCoR website at www.alaska.edu/epscor for further information. Contributing to the boreal fire component and the ability to integrate across the coastal margin component is fundamental to the project. The position is scheduled to begin as early as January 2021. The position requires research, teaching, and service components that support UAA’s mission. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and mentor graduate students in research.Essential

The position requires research, teaching, and service components that support UAA’s mission. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and mentor graduate students in research.

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.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience.

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 http://alaska.edu/jobs/.

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Munk, Chair of the Search Committee, at lamunk@alaska.edu. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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