Tenure-stream faculty position in Hydrology and Water Resources at UNLV

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:30 to Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 19:30

Tenure-stream faculty position in Hydrology and Water Resources

Assistant or Associate Professor of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas.


The UNLV Geoscience Department seeks to recruit an Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Hydrology and Water Resources.  The successful applicant will have an active research program that complements existing departmental and university research interests, leverages the critical importance of water resources in the American West, and fosters student participation.    The successful applicant will also exhibit a strong commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


The successful candidate is expected to develop (Assistant-level), or expand upon (Associate-level) a rigorous, externally funded research program and to supervise graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels.  Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: hydroclimatology; interactions among groundwater, surface water and atmosphere; hydrogeochemistry; innovative means of characterizing water resources; ecohydrology and geobiologic impacts on water resources. Research approaches may include analytical, numerical, field, remote sensing and/or experimental techniques.  


The UNLV Geoscience department currently has 21 faculty, 200 undergraduate students, and more than 50 MS/PhD students. The Department hosts laboratory facilities including stable isotope, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, fluid inclusion, XRF/XRD, ICP-MS, soils, and electron microprobe/SEM labs.  



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.

The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.   For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.



The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate earth science discipline from a regionally accredited college or university. Demonstrated teaching experience is desirable.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.



Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (five page limit), statement of teaching philosophy and interests (two page limit), and contact information for at least five referees. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this information will be the basis for the initial review of materials.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 10, 2018, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath, Search Committee Chair, and submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.


UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.


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