Lecturer-Geospatial Data Science

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a full time non-tenure track lecturer in broadly construed areas related to geospatial data science. We seek a broadly-trained scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our geology and environmental science programs. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of earth and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise to teach courses in GIS, remote sensing, and data science in the area of meteorology, oceanography, land surface processes, climate change, geophysics or geology. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research groups in geochemistry, petrology, sedimentary geology, environmental health and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry, ecology, and genomics in the College of Science, the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering. Our analytical strengths include the on-campus Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (http://www.uta.edu/sirt/), particularly the Shimadzu Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science, an ultraclean laboratory, and a gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer housed within the Earth and Environmental Science and the novel Science & Engineering Innovation & Research buildings.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in earth and environmental sciences or a related field.  Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, and/or service. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

The ideal candidate will have the capability to formulate research in area(s) of earth and environmental sciences, and an interest in collaborating with scientists who work within a scientific domain on data-intensive problems, such as climate change, geospatial modeling, bioinformatics, remote sensing, sustainability, and exposure modeling. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2019. Applicants must apply online at  http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/10532.A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), and 4) names and email addresses of three references. 

Question regarding this position may be directed via email to Dr. Arne Winguth, department chair (email: awinguth@uta.edu ),or the Department of Earth and Environmental administration (email: lpanther@uta.edu). 

Overview of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Like the Earth and its spheres, the department consists of groups of faculty who interact and collaborate within and between groups representing the five  aspects of the global Earth system - geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and anthroposphere. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Information on the EES program can be found at http://www.uta.edu/ees/index.php.


UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.