Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Geoscience

University of North Alabama

Florence, AL, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberF0601051
Position TitleTenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Geoscience
DepartmentGeoscience
FLSAExempt
General DescriptionThe University of North Alabama Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2023 with the possibility of a Spring 2024 start date. Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in Sustainability, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, or a closely related field. Applicants should have broad expertise in sustainability, with a specialization in either water resources, energy resources, or waste management. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Review of applications will begin in April 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 
Essential Job DutiesTeaching responsibilities are four courses per semester, which may include introductory and upper-level courses, both in-person and online. The successful applicant will be expected to teach 2-4 weeks per year at the Guizhou University-University of North Alabama International College of Engineering and Technology located in Guiyang, China (Chinese language ability is not required as courses are taught in English). 
Additional Duties
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum QualificationsMinimum qualifications include: Earned doctorate in Sustainability, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, or a closely-related field by the time of appointment is required; broad expertise in sustainability, with a specialization in either water resources, energy resources, or waste management, is required; ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in sustainability, as well as introductory courses in geology or physical geography is required; and the ability and willingness to teach a minimum of 2-4 weeks in China per year is required. Additional qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students; a willingness to teach in-person, hybrid, and online modalities; a research agenda that involves students; and the ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside of the department of Geoscience.Preferred qualifications include the ability to recruit students to the department majors; the ability to teach introductory courses in weather and climate; the ability to utilize various forms of social media to enhance ongoing departmental recruitment efforts; a track record of external research grants that have involved and funded students; and experience with Quality Matters course certification.Applicants must upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which may be found here.Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to employment@una.edu. If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click here to fill out an online, electronic transcript request form. Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291.
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Essential Physical Requirements
Environmental Working Conditions
Special Vision Requirements
Salary RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experience.
Is the position Full-Time or Part-Time?Full-Time
Duration of Appointment/Assignment
EEO StatementUNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.
Position TypeFaculty
Posting Date11/18/2022
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you learn of this posting?
    • University Employee/Website/Email/Social Media
    • Times Daily/Other Newspaper/Online Classified Ad
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Insidehighered.com
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Discipline-Specific Job Posting
    • Other
  2. If you chose other in the above question, please list where you learned of the posting below.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have an earned doctorate in Sustainability, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, or a closely-related field?
    • No, I do not have an earned doctorate nor will I hold such by the time of appointment.
    • Yes, I have an earned doctorate in one of the listed fields.
    • Yes, I have an earned doctorate in a closely-related field
    • No, but I will hold an earned doctorate by the time of appointment.
  4. * Do you have broad expertise in sustainability, with a specialization in either water resources, energy resources, or waste management?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Do you have the ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in sustainability, as well as introductory courses in geology or physical geography?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. * Do you have the ability and willingness to teach a minimum of 2-4 weeks in China per year?
    • No
    • Yes
  7. * Please select any/all of the following additional/preferred qualifications that you meet:
    • Willingness to teach in-person, hybrid, and online modalities.
    • A research agenda that involves students.
    • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside of the department.
    • Ability to recruit students to department majors.
    • Ability to teach introductory courses in weather and climate.
    • Ability to utilize various forms of social media to enhance ongoing departmental recruitment efforts.
    • Track record of external research grants that have involved and funded students.
    • Experience with Quality Matters course certification.

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
  4. Diversity Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document 1
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript 2
  7. Unofficial Transcript 3
  8. Unofficial Transcript 4
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Official Transcript 1 (for HR use only)
  12. Official Transcript 2 (for HR use only)
  13. Official Transcript 3 (for HR use only)

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development