Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a position with a focus on Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions. The candidate’s research focus may include the physics and/or chemistry of interactions among groundwater, hydrothermal reservoirs, soil water, permafrost, rivers, lakes, and other active reservoirs of liquid water at or near the surface of the Earth.

Educational Requirements
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications and Experience
The strongest candidates will conduct research relevant to water as a resource in sustaining natural ecosystems and human societies and as a key component of Earth’s critical zone. The successful candidate will also have teaching and service responsibilities in the interdisciplinary Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish dynamic, externally funded research programs and demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They may also wish to take advantage of existing relationships with other departments and research centers including the Institute for the Environment, the Water Institute, the Department of Marine Sciences, the Curriculum for Ecology and Environment, and centers and programs at nearby Duke University and North Carolina State University.

Special Instructions
Applicants must submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, vita, and contact information (names, addresses, email, and phone numbers) of four references on-line at Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

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