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Assistant Professor

Employer
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

F00425P

Position Title:

Assistant Professor

Department:

Earth & Environmental Science

Location:

Arlington

Job Family:

Faculty

Position Status:

Full-time

Rank:

Tenure-track

Work Hours:

Standard

Open to:

External and Internal

FLSA:

Exempt

Duration:

Funding expected to continue

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Job Summary:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in green subsurface energy resources with broadly construed areas of expertise in economic geology, geochemistry, or geomechanics at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in sustainable energy transition including economic geology, critical Earth and mineral resources, carbon capture and sequestration, energy/hydrogen storage, geothermal energy, and geophysical monitoring. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research strength in geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry in the College of Science. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include a Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building.

University Information
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 30 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student body in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at (https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100). The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.
Department and College/School InformationThe department consists of groups of faculty who interact and collaborate within and between groups representing Earth and Environmental Sciences including environmental chemistry, environmental health, climate change and oceanography, geochronology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, paleoclimate, paleontology, and sedimentary geology. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Information on the EES program can be found at http://www.uta.edu/ees/index.php.
Located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science encompasses the most up-to-date techniques for the study of major and trace element analysis, contaminant detection, and material structures. Instrumentation includes multiple X-ray platforms and electron microprobe analyzer, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The facility has applications in environmental science, geological science, and material engineering.

Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/records/compensation-tools.php

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Standard research expectations for faculty include publishing research in peer-reviewed journals, acquiring research grants, and advising undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs in research. Startup packages are provided to enable new faculty to jump-start their research group in advance of winning research grants.

Faculty are expected to continuously improve their teaching, and UTA offers Learning and Development Resources as well as opportunities with the STEM Education Research Collaboratorium and Resource Center.

Service duties include departmental committee work (such as organizing colloquia, graduate student admissions, or faculty hiring), service to the university, service to the community, and national service to research and education infrastructure. Faculty often serve on national review panels, referee journal articles, and engage in public education and outreach.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in the geosciences subdisciplines.

We seek an individual with an established research and mentorship record who will develop new and expand existing collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, across UTA campus, and around the globe. Candidates are encouraged to describe how their work will address topics of acute scientific interest and critical societal importance related to the dual challenge of supplying the world with affordable, reliable sustainable energy while also reducing the environmental impacts of all forms of energy.

Department Information:

The department consists of groups of faculty who interact and collaborate within and between groups representing Earth and Environmental Sciences including environmental chemistry, environmental health, climate change and oceanography, geochronology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, paleoclimate, paleontology, and sedimentary geology. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Information on the EES program can be found at http://www.uta.edu/ees/index.php.
Located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science encompasses the most up-to-date techniques for the study of major and trace element analysis, contaminant detection, and material structures. Instrumentation includes multiple X-ray platforms and electron microprobe analyzer, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The facility has applications in environmental science, geological science, and material engineering.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu.

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

09/01/2024

Open Date:

05/26/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/23254 and submit the following materials:

1) curriculum vitae2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages)3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page)4) cover letter5) names and email addresses of three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position may be addressed to: Dr. Nathan Brown, Search Committee Chair (nathan.brown@uta.edu) or Earth and Environmental Science administrator (lpanther@uta.edu).
For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

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