Hydrogeology/Water Science Tenure Track Assistant Professor: Illinois State University

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The Department of Geography-Geology at Illinois State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hydrogeology/Water Science at the Assistant Professor level.  The preferred starting date is August 16, 2016. A Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field is preferred, but ABD candidates who will finish before the time of appointment will be considered.

The department seeks a candidate who possesses research and teaching interests that emphasize practical applications of Hydrogeology through field, laboratory, and/or computational skills. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, environmental geophysics, vadose zone processes, flow in fractured media, hydrogeology of energy-related activities, water supply and sustainability, and/or contaminant and solute transport.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law. 

Successful candidates will be integrated scholars with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring student research at the M.S. and undergraduate levels.  Primary teaching responsibilities will include graduate, advanced undergraduate, and general education courses.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded and internationally visible research program.  Potential collaborative interactions exist within the department and with various state agencies (e.g., Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois EPA).  The potential for a significant startup package exists.

Illinois State University is a research-intensive university with an annual enrollment of approximately 22,000 students.  To build a diverse workforce, Illinois State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans. Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university is located in the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area of central Illinois with a population of approximately 150,000. The Department of Geography-Geology offers B.S./B.A. degrees in Geography, a B.S. degree in Geology, and an M.S. degree in Hydrogeology.

To ensure full consideration, please attach an online faculty application along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, contact information for three references (name, telephone, and email), and all college and university transcripts to posting number 0707449 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs.  Screening of applications begins November 13, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about the application process should be directed to Dr. Eric Peterson (ewpeter@ilstu.edu 309-438-7865).  Additional information about the department and the community can be found at http://geo.illinoisstate.edu/.

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