Local recruitment: Assistant Professor Hydrogeology

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Position TitleAssistant Professor Hydrogeology
Position Number
Position TypeFaculty
Position CategoryFulltime Faculty
Search TypeExternal
Position required to go into K-12 schoolPossibly required
Driver ClassificationDriver
CityRichmond, Kentucky
DivisionAcademic Affairs/Provost
DepartmentCollege of Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
UnitPhysics, Geosciences & Astronomy
Contact PersonAlice Jones
Funding SourceInstitutional
About the College/DepartmentEastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

EKU is located in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, which provides opportunities for investigating both karst and non-karst surface and subsurface water movement within urban, pastoral, and natural settings. Central Kentucky is a geologically interesting place to work and an excellent place to live. Go camping and hiking at one of Kentucky’s many top-rate state parks or natural areas, climb in the world-class Red River Gorge, cycle the Sheltowee Trace mountain bike trail, spend a day at the races at the historic Keeneland thoroughbred track— all within an hour’s drive of campus. Metropolitan amenities can be enjoyed in Lexington, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Nashville.
EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.
Position SummaryThe Department of Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy seeks a colleague with academic training and practical experience that complements the department’s environmentally-focused geosciences program. We offer a B.S. in Environmental and Applied Geology with two concentrations: a professional concentration for employment upon graduation and an academic concentration to prepare students for graduate school. Current or future interest in developing Kentucky-based research is encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a 4/4 teaching load, which includes a combination of general education courses in geology, a two-course sequence in hydrology/hydrogeology, and relevant upper-level geoscience electives. Engaging undergraduate students in an active research program and contributing to departmental service work are also expected.

We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.

The department is equipped with a backpack well drilling kit, soil analysis equipment and field loggers, a field Panasonic laptop, flow tracker assembly, MODFLO software, an infiltrometer, a Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station, USRadar ground penetrating radar, AGIUSA SuperSting Earth Resistivity system, an autotitrator, UV-VIS spectrophotometers, and a Metrohm ion chromatograph. Cross-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged with EKU’s Division of Natural Areas, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and other STEM departments.
SponsorshipThis position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Work LocationUS Based
Minimum QualificationsA Ph.D. from an accredited or internationally recognized institution in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or a related field is required by appointment start date.
Desired QualificationsPreference will be given to those who have demonstrated their commitment to undergraduate education, and their ability to mentor students in research.
Required Education Summary

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberF00318P
Number of Vacancies1
Job Open Date02/28/2022
Application Review Date
Job Close Date04/08/2022
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions SummaryApplicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research interests that addresses student involvement in research, and contact information for three references. In addition, please provide a statement of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion under the “Additional Space Reserved for Attaching Documents” tab
AA/EEO StatementEastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.
Background Check StatementOffers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
  5. Copies of Unofficial Transcripts
  6. Statement of Research Interests
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