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Academic Faculty

(Assistant Professor - Hydrogeologist)

Geological Sciences

Open for Recruitment:  November 12, 2013 - March 15, 2014
Announcement #:  10000043970
Salary Range:  $65,000
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Shift:  9 month - Tenure Track
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Application
    Curriculum Vitae
    Statement of Teaching and Research Objectives
    Names and contact information for three (3) references

Invitation to Apply: Based on state board approval, The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho (UI) is seeking applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Hydrology.  Applications will be accepted from candidates with research and teaching interests over a wide spectrum of groundwater science applications. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to all aspects of groundwater resource evaluation, groundwater hydraulics, hydrogeochemistry, and hydrogeophysics. Tentative start date will be Fall 2014.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that expands the scope of our departmental expertise, while complementing our existing strengths and expanding collaboration with other programs within the University. Teaching duties will include courses of interest to geology, hydrology, environmental science, or water resource students.  Supervision of student research at undergraduate, M.S. geology, M.S. hydrology, and Ph.D. levels is also expected.  

Major Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and act as advisor to graduate students.  Teaching responsibilities are an average of three courses per academic year, one of which would be an undergraduate upper-division introductory course in groundwater, and the others will be a varying selection of graduate/upper-division courses including the candidate’s area of specialization. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • The candidate must have a PhD in geological sciences or closely related field at the time of employment
  • The candidate must have saturated zone, groundwater expertise

Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in academic excellence and teaching in a hydrology field area
  • Potential to develop an externally funded research program
  • Potential for collaborative research with UI faculty
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Contribute to the department’s undergraduate curriculum

Application Procedure

Submission of application should include:

Complete the online application at to include the following in pdf format:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV (including a list of refereed publications and record of funding)
  • Statement of teaching and research objectives
  • Names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 referees

Closing Date

The search will close on March 15, 2014. Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Debbie Jensen at or 208-885-6192.

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