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Assistant Professor of Geosciences

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Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Oct 17,2018

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Assistant Professor of Geosciences
About the University
Founded in 1871, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
About the College:
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
About the Department:
The Department of Geosciences is an interdisciplinary program composed of 22 faculty in Geography and Geology offering bachelor and master degrees in geography and geology, and Ph.D. in Geosciences (****The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Environmental Dynamics and Space and Planetary Sciences. The department is also closely affiliated with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (
), Tree-Ring Laboratory, Arkansas Water Resources Center, and the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Stable Isotope Laboratory.
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Tenure Track
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Benefits Eligible
Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Campus, Office Location
Fayetteville Campus - G. David Gearhart Hall
Summary of Job Duties
The Department of Geosciences at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. in Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physical Geography/Human Environment with an anticipated start date of August 2019. We seek an outstanding individual with expertise specializing in one or some combination of climatology, paleoclimatology, big data analytics, human migration and medical geography. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and compliment ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Department of Geosciences and the University. Teaching duties can include introductory Earth Science, Sustaining Earth, and/or upper division undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate’s field of interest.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Doctoral degree in geography, climatology, meteorology, or a related discipline conferred by the start of employment
Demonstrated ability to teach at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses
Demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program
Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to complement and enhance the existing research areas of the Department of Geosciences, including climate variability and change, dendrochronology, geospatial analysis, or remote sensing
Demonstrated publishing record in top journals
Demonstrated funding capabilities
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Repetitive motion
Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Types of Background Checks Required
National criminal background and registered sex offender check
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (
) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
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Open Until Filled
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Anticipated End Date
Recruitment Contact Information
Dr. Song Feng
All application materials must be uploaded to the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employment system at
. Please do not send to listed recruitment ****, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
All applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of teaching interests. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. The letters should address the research and teaching experiences of the applicant. Letters will be requested from the references provided for all finalists selected for an interview.
Hiring Location
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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