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Loper Professor of Geology

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Requisition Number::

0813772

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Associate Professor/Professor

Other Title Information::

Loper Professor of Geology

Organization::

204441 - GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Position Summary::

Loper Professorship – Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for the endowed Loper Professorship. The position will be filled at the rank of Full or Associate Professor beginning August 16, 2023. We seek a colleague who will complement/enhance our existing research strengths, which include geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleoclimate, paleontology, petrology, planetary science, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology. While applications from all areas of the geosciences are welcomed, highly productive researchers with expertise in critical minerals, hydroclimate modeling, geomicrobiology/biogeochemistry, or ‘big data’ geoscience applications are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to bring a vigorous, externally funded research program with national/international visibility to UA and to offer graduate courses within their discipline.

Ad Text::

Loper Professorship – Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Alabama
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for the endowed Loper Professorship. The position will be filled at the rank of Full or Associate Professor beginning August 16, 2023. We seek a colleague who will complement/enhance our existing research strengths, which include geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleoclimate, paleontology, petrology, planetary science, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology. While applications from all areas of the geosciences are welcomed, highly productive researchers with expertise in critical minerals, hydroclimate modeling, geomicrobiology/biogeochemistry, or ‘big data’ geoscience applications are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to bring a vigorous, externally funded research program with national/international visibility to UA and to offer graduate courses within their discipline.

The University of Alabama is a Carnegie R-1 public research university, with an enrollment of more than 38,000 students. Research collaboration and innovation at UA is fostered by the on-campus presence of the NOAA National Water Center (www.water.noaa.gov/about/nwc), the Geological Survey of Alabama (www.gsa.state.al.us), the Alabama Water Institute (www.ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-water-institute), the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (https://news.ua.edu/2022/04/ua-awarded-360-million-to-lead-national-water-effort/), and the planned state-of-the-art science and engineering USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (https://news.ua.edu/2022/01/ua-partners-with-usgs-to-build-hydrologic-instrumentation-facility/). Available research infrastructure includes the Alabama Supercomputing Authority (www.asc.edu/), the Alabama Analytical Research Center (aarc.ua.edu/) and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (https://www.disl.org/about/location-facilities). Applicants can learn more about the UA Geological Sciences Department at www.geo.ua.edu.

Applications must be submitted through https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/51268 and should include: (1) a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and their commitment to fostering an inclusive university community, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement highlighting the candidate’s accomplishments and future plans, (4) a teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and methods, and (5) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees who will provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2023 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the endowed Loper Professorship position or the application process should be directed to Rona Donahoe ([email protected]; 205-348-1879), search committee chair.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. More information can be found at www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf and www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

10/01/2022

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Applications must be submitted through https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/51268 and should include: (1) a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and their commitment to fostering an inclusive university community, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement highlighting the candidate’s accomplishments and future plans, (4) a teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and methods, and (5) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees who will provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2023 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the endowed Loper Professorship position or the application process should be directed to Rona Donahoe ([email protected]; 205-348-1879), search committee chair.

College/School/Division::

Arts and Sciences

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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