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Assistant Professor specializing in Hydrogeology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Geology - 208130
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Position Summary:

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Hydrogeology to join the faculty beginning August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop upper-level lecture and lab and/or field courses in the area of their expertise as well as engage with the University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, http://go.udayton.edu/hsi and River’s Insitute   https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/fitz/rivers_inst/index.php , which provides leadership training and engages with a suite of local partners around issues pertaining to regional freshwater resources.

Expectations of the position include developing a nationally competitive, extramurally funded research program that involves undergraduate students, which contributes to transformative teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and intersects creatively to strengthen and/or complement the department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Teaching expectations include upper-level courses in Hydrogeology, Environmental Instrumentation Lab, Introductory level courses (e.g., Dynamic Earth, Environmental Geology, Physical Geology), and occasional undergraduate seminars. Mentoring undergraduate research is also expected.

The department and the university value inclusive excellence. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebrate diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

- ABD nearing completion in Geosciences or a related discipline specialized in Hydrogeology.
- Articulated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching at the undergraduate level.
- Effective written communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license and maintain low risk driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

- PhD in Geosciences or a related discipline with specialization in Hydrogeology at the time of application.
- Successful experience in any or all of the following:
--- teaching at the undergraduate level,
--- teaching field courses,
--- research grant and/or contract applications,
--- postdoctoral research,
--- mentoring undergraduate student research,
--- working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team,
--- working with and teaching socially and culturally diverse communities,
- Record of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the area of hydrogeology.
- Innovative use of theoretical, observational, modeling, and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems in subsurface hydro-geosciences. Examples include measurement and modeling of groundwater resources; local and regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; the impact of climate change on groundwater recharge, storage and use; groundwater contaminants; or remote and/or geophysical sensing of groundwater.
- Demonstration of a teaching/research program capable of engaging scientific questions in the Dayton region and broader Miami Valley, which possesses the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to curriculum development.
- Interest in developing experiential learning opportunities related to a candidate’s research interests.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Effective oral communication skills.
- Effective classroom management skills. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of a one-page cover letter addressing all minimum qualifications and all pertinent preferred qualifications met, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests that is no more than three pages, a statement of teaching interest and philosophy of no more than two pages, a one-page statement of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and how these principles inform your work. If Ph.D. is not conferred at the time of application, a letter from the advisor must be submitted indicating progress toward completion of the Ph.D. Contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation will be required at a later part of the interview process.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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