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Academic Faculty

(Assistant or Associate Professor)

Geological Sciences

Open for Recruitment:  October 28, 2012 - January 7, 2013
Announcement #:  10000076009
Salary Range:  $65,000 DOE
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Shift:  9 Month - Tenure Track
Location: Idaho Falls

This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Cover Letter
    Current Curriculum Vitae
    Statement of Research Interests
    Statement of Teaching Objectives and Pedagogical Philosophy
    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 hydrogeology and groundwater hydrology to be located at UI-Idaho Falls Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Applications will be accepted from a broad range of specialties in the overall area of subsurface fluid flow, but researchers with interests and experience in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: flow and transport as they relate to environmental and energy issues, reactive transport geochemistry, coupled-processes, heat and species transport in geothermal or unconventional petroleum reservoirs, or subsurface fluids in energy systems, potentially including geologic carbon sequestration, unconventional or tight gas, or water management for power generation or other beneficial use.  The successful candidate must have solid experience in either laboratory or field studies and have an interest in quantitatively integrating theory with field or laboratory data.  The position provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and teaching through the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute and the UI Environmental Science and Waters of the West programs.


The successful candidate is expected to develop, participate in, and/or lead multi-institutional cross-disciplinary sustained research program(s) in his/her area of expertise and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the graduate level.  Research collaboration with scientists and engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is highly encouraged and can provide access to unique research capabilities and facilities including high performance computing and advanced visualization.


The position is open at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on experience in research and teaching.


Major Responsibilities:


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and act as advisor to graduate students, as well as teaching an average of two courses per academic year, one of which would be an undergraduate upper-division introductory course in groundwater hydrology and the other a varying selection of graduate/upper-division courses in his/her area of specialty. 


Minimum Qualifications:


·         The candidate must have a PhD in geosciences or a geoscience-related field at the time of hiring

·         The candidate must have expertise relevant to hydrogeology/groundwater hydrology


 Desirable Qualifications:


·         Experience in academic excellence and teaching in a geosciences-related field area

·         Potential to develop an externally funded research program

·         Potential for collaborative research with UI faculty, researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, or in other strategic initiatives

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills


Application Procedure:


Submission of application should include:


1.      Complete the online application

2.      Submit the following via the online application system (all application materials should be in .pdf format).

·         Cover letter

·         Current CV (including a list of refereed publications and record of funding)

·         Statement of research interests

·         Statement of teaching interests and pedagogical philosophy

·         Names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 referees


Application Process and Search Timeline: 

The search will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified; however, initial review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013. Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Debbie Jensen at or 208-885-6192.


About the College of Science:

The College of Science is home to over 10 percent of the university’s students and 12 percent of its faculty. It is the fastest growing college in the University – in the past five years has seen a 14 percent increase in student enrollment. In 2011 the college generated 18 percent of the university’s income from sponsored projects and 25 percent of F&A. The college engages in many academic partnerships with other universities and colleges, as well as with industry and the Idaho National Laboratory, and provides leadership in a number of university-wide programs. For more information, please visit

About the University of Idaho:

The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to more than 70 additional research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Learn more:


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