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Assistant Professor of Geology
University of Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska
Date Posted 01/28/2021
Faculty-Science-Geology, Earth Sciences
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:516290
Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Categories:Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

The Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seeks applicants with a commitment to teaching, research, and partnership building with resource industries and research organizations in Alaska and elsewhere. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline and should demonstrate university level teaching experience. Industry or postdoctoral experience will be considered favorably. Teaching expectations for this position will be variable each year but may include introductory geology courses, applied geophysics, geologic data analysis, and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of applied petroleum geoscience and environmental geophysics or other courses in support of the department’s teaching needs.

Successful candidates must develop an externally funded research program that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate would also benefit from access to the department’s state-of-the-art computational laboratory with 20 high-end workstations and over $100M of donated commercial software for teaching and research purposes.


Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research and public service.
Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Teach courses in a manner consistent with the course content description.
Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught.
Conduct research in Geological sciences - Applied Geophysics.
Provide university, professional, and community service.
Help establish a strong externally funded program.
Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities.


Industry or postdoctoral experience


Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted to Job #516290 at .

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact the search chair, Eric Klein, at . All applicants must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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