tenure-track faculty position - Assistant Professor

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in broadly construed areas related to geohazards or environmental health at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. We seek a broadly-trained geoscientist or environmental scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our earth and environmental science program. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of earth and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following areas: geohazards, processes leading to earthquakes, rock strength change, landform response to disturbances, climate change and its impact, data analytics, dynamical or statistical modeling, the exposome, biomarkers, and metabolics. 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 scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


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.


To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials:

1) curriculum vitae

 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages)

3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page)

4) names and email addresses of three references.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 16th, 2019.


Question regarding this position may be directed via email to Dr. Majie Fan, Search Committee Chair (email: mfan@uta.edu ) or 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.


Located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Shimadzu Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science harnesses the encompasses the most up-to-date technology for the study of major and trace element analysis, contaminant detection, and material structures. Instrumentation includes multiple X-ray platforms and electron microprobe analyzer; atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma emission and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The facility has applications in environmental science, geological science, and material engineering.


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a total global enrollment of nearly 60,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is rapidly becoming one of the largest institution 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 fifth 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.


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.