New positions available in Geography and Geology
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Positions in Water.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The Department of Geography and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications from outstanding scholars for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the general area of water.
The Department of Geography invites applications for a position focused on the Biophysical Dimensions of Water. We seek an energetic scholar who can provide leadership in one or more areas related to the climatological, hydrological, ecological, geomorphological, or health aspects of water. We are particularly interested in candidates who engage human-environment interactions from a physical science perspective.
The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a position with a focus on Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions. The candidate’s research focus may include the physics and/or chemistry of interactions among groundwater, hydrothermal reservoirs, soil water, permafrost, rivers, lakes, and other active reservoirs of liquid water at or near the surface of the Earth. The strongest candidates will conduct research relevant to water as a resource in sustaining natural ecosystems and human societies and as a key component of Earth’s critical zone. The successful candidate will also have teaching and service responsibilities in the interdisciplinary Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.
The successful candidates will be expected to establish dynamic, externally funded research programs and demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They may also wish to take advantage of existing relationships with other departments and research centers including the Institute for the Environment, the Water Institute, the Department of Marine Sciences, the Curriculum for Ecology and Environment, and centers and programs at nearby Duke University and North Carolina State University. Both departments have strong commitments to interdisciplinary and international research and teaching.
Applicants for each position must submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, vita, and contact information (names, addresses, email, and phone numbers) of four references on-line at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/search. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information on the Departments and the University please visit our web pages at geography.unc.edu and www.geosci.unc.edu. If you have questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Chip Konrad, email@example.com (Tel: 919-962-3873) in Geography or Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel: 919-962-4239) in Geological Sciences.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.