[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor, Hydrogeology, Western Michigan University

Department of Geosciences- Western Michigan University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Hydrogeology

The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University
(WMU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Hydrogeology
beginning July 1, 2016. The position will be filled at the Assistant/Associate Professor
level. Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. in the geosciences, or a closely
related field, from an accredited institution at the time of appointment. The
successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research and
excellence in teaching, particularly in hydrogeology. A principal
responsibility of the position will be to build upon WMU’s new hydrogeology
certificate program and the nation’s oldest hydrogeology field course, which is
poised to grow substantially. The hydrogeology field course currently consists
of a six-week, summer session serving 30 students. Specific responsibilities of
the new faculty member will include: (i) growing the hydrogeology field course
to include multiple sessions, (ii) curriculum development and teaching field-based,
face-to-face, and online courses within the hydrogeology program, (ii)
strengthening existing relationships with universities, industry partners, and
governmental entities, (iii) enhancing financial support for the field course,
and (iv) maintaining an externally-funded research program in hydrogeology.

The
Department awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees and currently has 14
faculty members. The department has approximately 120 undergraduate majors and
65 graduate students, and is nationally ranked. Research facilities include the
Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE), the Michigan
Geological Survey (MGS), the Earth Science Remote Sensing (ESRS) Facility,
stable  isotope labs, and geochemical,
geophysical, and geotechnical laboratories. The 6-week, summer hydrogeology
field course is the oldest continuous course of its type in the nation that
attracts students from across the USA and from many foreign countries.

Western Michigan University is a learner
centered, discovery driven
and globally engaged
public research university with more than 23,000 students
from 100 nations. WMU has been designated by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 147 public
institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity.  Western
Michigan University offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.  The
expected start date is July 1, 2016, and no later than Aug. 17, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016, and continue
until position is filled. Please visit http://ift.tt/1zfRRKf for detailed information and application procedures.  WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Heather L. PetcovicAssociate Professor

Department of Geosciences andThe Mallinson Institute for Science EducationWestern Michigan University

269-387-5488 (office)269-387-5380 (research)heather.petcovic@wmich.edu

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