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Assistant Professor of Geology

Apply now Job no: 500310
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Official Title: Assistant Professor
Business Title: Assistant Professor of Geology
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The UWO Geology Department excels in teaching and research and is searching for a field-oriented groundwater hydrologist with expertise in environmental geology to join our faculty as a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor. We have a well-respected undergraduate-only program that is known for producing high-quality graduates.

We value both teaching and research equally. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program producing peer-reviewed scientific publications. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, and perform service for the Geology Department, university, community, and profession. Teaching responsibilities will include courses such as introductory Environmental Geology, Physical Hydrogeology, Chemical Hydrogeology, as well as developing and teaching a field course. Additional courses and expertise in Glacial Geology, Climate Change, and Geomorphology would be beneficial. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes everyone, values diversity, and engages in continuous reflection and improvement to fulfill this commitment.

A regional comprehensive university committed to the teacher-scholar model, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is part of the robust University of Wisconsin system – one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. UW Oshkosh is the third largest university in Wisconsin with an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000 students spanning three campuses in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Menasha. UWO proudly serves the northeastern Fox Valley region, the state’s third most populous metropolitan area, comprised of a number of mid-sized cities along the Fox River. The Fox Valley offers a nice combination of amenities and relatively low cost of living and is within driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education and a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue professional, occupational, and advanced academic degrees. Our students are a mix of traditional and nontraditional age, including many first-generation students.

Responsibilities  
Qualifications  
Required:
  • Ph.D. in Geology or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is conferred by the start of appointment. 
  • Background and/or experience necessary to teach lecture, discussion, and lab sections in introductory Environmental Geology, Physical and Chemical Groundwater Hydrogeology with approaches that foster undergraduate student learning.
  • Research experience with potential to establish a successful research program that includes creative approaches for engaging undergraduate students in research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
Preferred:
  • Teaching experience as the lead instructor at the university level, especially involving teaching and engaging diverse student populations of undergraduate students. 
  • At least one year of post-doctoral or equivalent research experience.
  • Experience with groundwater sampling equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and or advising undergraduate students. 
  • Evidence of ability to design and develop new courses utilizing a variety of teaching modalities and pedagogies. 
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Letter of application
  • A document with brief statements of (a) teaching philosophy, and (b) research and professional development interests
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  • CV
  • Electronic copies of a maximum of 3 publications
  • List of 3 professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (at least one must be from the candidate's current institution)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official or copy)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by January 6, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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