Two tenure-track positions in Geomorphology and Stratigraphy at University of Arkansas

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas is hiring both a geomorphologist and a stratigrapher. Geomorphology positionThe Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date in August 2017. Weseek an outstanding individual with expertise in Earth surface processes, broadly defined, and a potential focus in Critical Zone processes, landscape evolution, geochronology, or a related field.This position will collaborate with ongoing research in the Department of Geosciences and across the university (e.g., with the Statewide Mass Spectrometer facility and/or CAST). This position will teach geomorphology at the senior/graduate level, additional graduate courses, and will participate periodically in the department’s summer field course in Montana.Contact Matt Covington ( for more details.Apply at
Full consideration will be given to applications sent before November 11, 2016.Stratigraphy positionThe Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 14, 2017. Areas of desired research expertise include grand challenges in stratigraphy, petroleum geology, carbonate sedimentology, or sedimentary petrology. The specific research focus has some flexibility, especially if it complements the department’s existing strengths. Collaboration is encouraged within the department and across the university, for example with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology. The successful applicant will take teaching and advising roles seriously, demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching at all levels, with a focus on developing student’s quantitative skills. This individual would teach petroleum geology at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. The individual will also participate periodically in the department’s summer field course in Montana.Contact John Shaw ( for more details.
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Full consideration will be given to applications sent before November 13, 2016.
About the Department:The Department of Geosciences offers bachelors and master’s degrees in geology and geography, and a doctoral degree in Geosciences. It also participates in two interdisciplinary graduate programs: Space and Planetary Sciences andEnvironmental Dynamics.About the College:The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.The University of Arkansas is committed to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.About the University:Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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