Term Assistant Professor of Geology (Geomorphology)

Term Assistant Professor of Geology (Geomorphology)

  • 527323
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAA College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a 2-Yr Term Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences starting August 2024.

As a Term Assistant Professor of Geology, you will contribute to undergraduate and graduate-level courses, involve students in research activities, and contribute to service at the department and University level. The Department of Geological Sciences offers BS and MS degrees in Applied Geological Sciences.

To thrive in this role, you should have an aptitude for and strong interest in teaching, with emphasis on student engagement. Additionally, the successful candidate should have a strong desire to work in a team to meaningfully contribute to the Department and University activities such as outreach, curriculum development, and synergistic research.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in geological sciences or related field is required prior to Aug. 2024.
Specialization in the sub-discipline of Geomorphology or related field is preferred, but not required.
Ability to teach geomorphology is a strong plus.
Some industry experience and/or interest in working with local industry (i.e., civil engineering, mining, oil/gas, or research institutions) is valued.
Experience in, and/or a genuine interest in teaching lower and upper division Geological Sciences courses, curriculum development and assessment.

Position Details:

This position in located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska. This is an in-person position located on the Anchorage campus; remote work is not available for this position

This is a full-time, 9-month, 2 year Term, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit. The expected start date will be in August 2024. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

• Cover letter of application, including contact information for three professional references

• Curriculum Vitae

• Statement of Teaching Philosophy

• Statement of Research

• Copy of transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts and degree certification will be

required at the time of hire.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Dr. Jennifer Aschoff, Department Chair, at jaschoff@alaska.edu.

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