Job description

JOB NO.: 96018-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Geology/Cartography, Instructional, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96018-FA

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Geoscience


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Geoscience with specialization in Hydrogeology or related field at the time of appointment.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Summary: The Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of hydrogeology. In the case of advanced achievement, hiring at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Research areas of interest include (but are not limited to): reactive transport and subsurface biogeochemical processes; use of novel observational tools for addressing groundwater issues (e.g., remote sensing, isotopic tracers, hydrogeophysics); interactions between groundwater and other components of the hydrologic cycle (surface water, oceans, glaciers, biota); interactions between groundwater and energy systems (e.g., methane, geothermal); and interactions between groundwater and climate change. We are especially interested in candidates whose research implements some combination of field, laboratory and modeling approaches.

Duties: The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department of Geoscience. Successful research activity will be demonstrated through the development of a vibrant, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of introductory geoscience courses for undergraduates, upper level undergraduate courses, and graduate-level courses related to the candidate's specialty. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to an inclusive environment, and to bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds. The selected applicant will also contribute to professional and university service as appropriate.

Strong potential for collaborative interactions exist within the department, as well as with water researchers across the UW-Madison Campus that are members of the [email protected] community ( UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.

Additional Information:

We aim to add new faculty who value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching.


Michael Cardiff
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and a document containing a set of three statements discussing 1) research, 2) teaching, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. These materials must be submitted online at: (search for PVL 96018). The appointment may begin as early as August 19, 2019. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Professor Michael Cardiff, Chair of the Search Committee at: [email protected]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 20 2018 Central Daylight Time





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