The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science, the University of Texas Arlington, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position with broadly construed areas of expertise in geology, meteorology, or environmental science. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of geosciences or environmental science are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the carbon-free energy transition, synoptic-to-global-scale climate change impact and resilience, environmental health, sustainability, and/or data science. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department in the areas of geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental health, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, and with other research groups in the College of Science in the areas of data science or analytical chemistry. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include the Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building.
Standard research expectations for faculty include publishing research in peer-reviewed journals, acquiring research grants, and advising undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs in research. Startup packages are provided to enable new faculty to jump-start their research group in advance of winning research grants.
Faculty are expected to continuously improve their teaching, and UTA offers Learning and Development Resources as well as opportunities with the STEM Education Research Collaboratorium and Resource Center.
Service duties include departmental committee work (such as organizing colloquia, graduate student admissions, or faculty hiring), service to the university, service to the community, and national service to research and education infrastructure. Faculty often serve on national review panels, referee journal articles, and engage in public education and outreach.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in geology, meteorology, environmental sciences or a related discipline.
We seek an individual with an established research and mentorship record who will develop new and expand existing collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, across the UTA campus, and around the globe. Candidates are encouraged to describe how their work will address topics of acute scientific interest and critical societal importance related to reliable sustainable energy, climate change impact and resilience, human health, and/or data science.
Summary of current and proposed research (required three pages)
Statement of teaching interests (required max. one page)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position may be addressed to: Dr. Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Earth and Environmental Science administrator (email@example.com).
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.