Assistant Professor of Hydrology and/or Hydrogeology
The geosciences program at Southern Utah University (SUU) seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position in the field of hydrology and/or hydrogeology at the assistant professor level. The position requires a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and undergraduate research that will take advantage of the exceptional geological resources of southern Utah. Teaching responsibilities encompass 12 course credits of lab, lecture, and/or field trip courses per semester. Required courses to be taught include introductory level classes determined by the applicant’s expertise, Environmental Geology, and upper level offerings in Hydrology and Hydrogeology to be developed by the successful applicant during her/his first year. The applicant will also have the opportunity to lead a five-week session of the program’s field camp during summer sessions.
As part of the Department of Physical Science within the College of Science and Engineering, the SUU geosciences program emphasizes experiential learning through dynamic course design, undergraduate research, and faculty mentorship. SUU’s location in Cedar City, surrounded by national parks and extensive state and federal public lands, provides faculty and students with endless opportunities to develop unique and creative research projects. The successful applicant will describe possible research related to water resources in southern Utah and the Great Basin, as water supply and quality are perhaps the most important environmental issues facing the region. SUU supports integrative, interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitates access to a variety of internal and external funding sources.
SUU is part of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), and competes in Division I athletics within the NCAA Big Sky conference. University faculty and student support organizations and activities include the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL), School of Integrative and Engaged Learning (SIEL), the annual Festival of Excellence and Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering Research Symposium, the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Program (UGRASP), the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Allies on Campus, and the Care and Support Team (CAST). Cedar City, situated 3.5 hours South of Salt Lake City and 2.5 hours North of Las Vegas, is surrounded by an extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails, and is home to Utah’s Shakespeare Festival and the Southern Utah Museum of Art.