The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in broadly construed areas related to environmental science at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. We seek a broadly-trained environmental scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our earth and environmental science programs. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental data science, energy resources, modeling cross-scale relationships between climate/hydrology and ecosystems, environmental health, or sustainability. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research strength in geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry, ecology, and genomics in the College of Science. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include the a Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building.
Standard research expectations for faculty include publishing research in peer-reviewed journals, acquiring research grants, and advising undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs in research. Startup packages are provided to enable new faculty to jump-start their research group in advance of winning research grants.
Faculty are expected to continuously improve their teaching, and UTA offers Learning and Development Resources as well as opportunities with the STEM Education Research Collaboratorium and Resource Center.
Service duties include departmental committee work (such as organizing colloquia, graduate student admissions, or faculty hiring), service to the university, service to the community, and national service to research and education infrastructure. Faculty often serve on national review panels, referee journal articles, and engage in public education and outreach.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, geosciences, or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.
The ideal candidate will have the capability to formulate research in area(s) of earth and environmental sciences, and an interest in collaborating with scientists who work within a scientific domain on data-intensive problems, such as Earth system modeling, geospatial analysis/intelligence, remote sensing, sustainability, bioinformatics, and exposure modeling.
1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), 4) a statement on diversity, and 5) names and email addresses of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Question regarding this position may be addressed to: Dr. Majie Fan, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Earth and Environmental Science administrator (email@example.com).
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.