Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Salary commensurate with experience


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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will support the University of Alaska mission of teaching, research and service, and help to deliver the highest quality undergraduate education. The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. We encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate level with expertise in the general field of both physical and chemical aspects of Earth-surface dynamics. Research could focus on interactions between tectonics and landscape evolution, natural hazards, or near and sub-surface processes associated with geologic resources such as water, minerals, and energy. The successful candidate is expected to 1) develop successful externally funded research that actively involves undergraduate and graduate students, 2) teach introductory and upper division courses in the area of environmental/earth surface processes including contributing to the sedimentology and stratigraphy curriculum, and 3) help strengthen existing and build new partnerships between the Department and industry. The successful candidate will bring new areas of research to the program that complement existing research strengths of the Department. The University of Alaska Anchorage is located in the population center of the state. Alaska offers not only an exceptional setting for the geologists but also year-round outdoor recreation and unsurpassed natural beauty, including close access to world-class parks and ski areas. For more information about UAA and the Department, please visit our website at

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. University level teaching experience. Potential to obtain extramural research funding. Potential to establish an independent research program. Research that will build on and add to existing research in the department.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

PhD in geological sciences or relevant scientific field.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. General background should be in a relevant field.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Industry or post-doctoral experience preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following: Cover Letter Contact information for four qualified references Statement of teaching and research interests and goals that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities(Philosophy Statement) Curriculum Vitae Transcripts Please note that an official transcript documenting required degree will be required from the successful candidate as a condition of employment. For more information regarding this position please contact Dr. LeeAnn Munk, Professor and Chair at

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Job Duties


  • Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research, and public service
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Teach two undergraduate courses per semester in a manner consistent with the course content description.
  • Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught
  • Conduct research in geological sciences
  • Provide university, professional, and community service
  • Help establish a strong externally funded program.
  • Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities.

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