Tenure-track Faculty Position in Hydrogeoscience via AGU

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC, US

The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in hydrogeoscience at the level of assistant professor to support the teaching of an intensive, senior-level hydrogeology course for geology majors and environmental science students. The preferred candidate will have field and teaching experience in groundwater monitoring, testing and data analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to use the ASU Educational Wellfield in teaching the hydrogeology laboratory. Additional teaching responsibilities may include an introductory course such as physical geology, environmental geology, or hydrology, with other courses possible based on applicant’s specialty and student demand. The service component will complement the university’s commitment to sustainability, possibly through participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs.

We seek a hydrogeoscientist with research expertise in the broad area of groundwater resources. Potential areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): hydrogeophysics, vadose zone hydrology, biochemical hydrogeology, and engineering hydrogeology.  The successful candidate should complement the present group of hydrogeoscientists (a physical hydrogeologist and hydrogeochemist).  The candidate should have a PhD at the time of appointment and must possess a strong commitment to both undergraduate education and field-based research.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, copies of transcripts of all college and university work (official copies due upon employment), and the names and contact information (including e-mail) of three referees familiar with the applicant’s teaching and scholarship. Send applications to Dr. Chuanhui Gu, [email protected]. Review of completed applications will begin November 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants will be notified via email upon receipt of complete applications.

The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University has 16 faculty members and more than 120 majors. The Department and College of Arts and Sciences possess an array of analytical equipment that supports the research of 11 tenure-track faculty. More information about the department is available at our website (geology.appstate.edu).  Appalachian State is a comprehensive university located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and is a member of the University of North Carolina System.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Chuanhui Gu at [email protected] or 828-262-7859.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.