Faculty position, Sediment Dynamics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Tenure track position in Sediment Dynamics


The School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for an assistant professor-level, tenure track position in Environmental Science that will begin in August 2016. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program.  He/she must have academic training and experience in sediment dynamics, soil or sediment biogeochemistry, soil or sediment transport and/or pollution, or a closely-related field.  Skills that include sediment-water interactions, modeling of sediment transport and/or the fate of contaminants, as well as the ability to translate research interests into aspects of Gulf Coast geosciences will be advantageous.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred and a Ph.D. is required at the time of hire.


The School of Geosciences (http://geology.louisiana.edu/) combines the programs of Geology (B.S. and M.S. degree programs) and Environmental Science (B.S.) and includes 13 full time faculty members, 8 instructors and staff, and approximately 170 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students. There are many opportunities for collaboration within other departments and colleges, as well as with local industry, institutes, and centers. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public research university with High Research Activity with accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. Located mid-way between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is a city of 120,000, one of Louisiana’s fastest growing areas, and is a hub for numerous cultural festivals and activities (http://lafayette.travel/).


To be considered for this position, send as a single PDF file that includes your name in the title, an application letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information (post and email) of three references to nadean@louisiana.edu. The review process will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, receipt of the complete application material is required before October 16, 2015. Questions regarding these positions can be directed to Dr. David Borrok (dborrok@louisiana.edu;  phone 337-482-2888). The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women. For information regarding safety at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and to review the Annual Security Report, please go to http://police.louisiana.edu/jeanne-clery-act.

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