University of Connecticut, Department of Earth Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Department of Earth Sciences-496840 [#22864, 496840]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Hydrogeology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geology / hydrogeology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/09/20, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

Today is the last day you can apply for this position; no new applications will be accepted after 2022/12/01 11:59PM US Eastern Time.

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a research focus in Hydrogeology. We are interested in a candidate who is working at the forefront of addressing some of the biggest challenges facing society, including securing sustainable water supplies, food and energy production, environmental protection, natural resources, natural geologic hazards, and/or investigating how earth and environmental processes and human activities interact. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research addresses questions that operate across multiple spatial or temporal scales.

The position complements departmental strengths in surface processes, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimate, and tectonics. This growing department offers a highly collaborative and collegial environment and is active in fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be found at https://earthsciences.uconn.edu/.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program that will attract external funding and provides research training for graduate and undergraduate students. They will also be expected to provide effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in professional service to the Department and University. We seek a candidate who demonstrates interest in broadening participation of members of underrepresented groups, engaging diverse groups through research, teaching, and public engagement, and who are familiar with pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in geology, geophysics, engineering, or a related field by August 2023
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and lead an independent research program
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals
  • Evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or public engagement

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Research program that complements the Department’s strengths
  • Strong record of extramural funding
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring
  • Evidence of engagement in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or public outreach

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22864 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Research and scholarship statement (3 pages maximum on innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (2 pages maximum on teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (2 pages maximum on broadening participation, commitment, and experience to support diversity, equity and inclusion through offering support for success for students of all backgrounds)
  • Names and contact information for 3 letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 1, 2022.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
 
Department of Earth Sciences
Beach Hall Room 207
354 Mansfield Road - Unit 1045
Storrs, CT 06269