TT Position Geosciences

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
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The ETSU Department of Geosciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 15, 2023. ETSU is located in Johnson City, TN, in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains, giving the Geosciences Department excellent access to a diverse range of field laboratory locations. We seek a dynamic, creative teacher/scholar, dedicated to effective teaching and able to develop a vibrant research program that includes collaboration with undergraduates and graduates in the laboratory and the field. The candidate should have expertise in an environmental geology-related field, specifically: environmental geochemistry, hydrogeology, sub-surface geology, karst, or other closely related fields. The candidate should also have the ability to teach introductory GIS, with proficiencies in Python and/or database design being an advantage. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach undergraduate-level courses in ​their area(s) of expertise. Teaching at the graduate level is encouraged. The candidate will be expected to incorporate the application of GIS techniques ​as part of these courses. The candidate will also be expected to take a lead role in undergraduate recruitment working with a team to develop partnerships with local and regional community colleges to increase transfer student enrollment in the Geosciences undergraduate program. For consideration, candidates must apply and submit all required documents to the university’s hiring system and follow any special instructions listed in the posting. ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy including a demonstrated commitment to engaging diverse student populations, statements of research interests, and names and contact information for three references via ETSU’s eJobs online application system. Search Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Whitelaw, ETSU Department of Geosciences, Box 70357, Johnson City, TN 37614-1709, email: For more information, refer to the website ETSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from or information about women and minority candidates. Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
Required A Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field (i.e. Hydrology, Geochemistry, Geology) Ability to develop an impactful student-centric research program Evidence of teaching effectiveness Effective communication skill Preferred A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals A record of successful grantsmanship ​ Evidence of ability to integrate GIS into teaching Evidence of Post-doctoral research or related work in the industry
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