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Assistant Professor of Geology

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00486F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Geology
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department GEOLOGY
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Geology at the University of Georgia seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the general field of Hydrogeology starting August 2018. Applications from scientists with backgrounds in quantitative geochemical and/or geophysical methods who incorporate unconventional and interdisciplinary approaches that complement and expand upon existing strengths in the Department are particularly encouraged. Expected areas of research and teaching interest include, but are not limited to, critical zone science, assessing water fluxes, surface and groundwater interactions, mineral weathering impacts on groundwater quality, determining aqueous geochemical mass balances, coastal aquifer dynamics, assessment of recharge and sustainable yields in complex hydrologic systems, simulation of flow and reaction transport processes, and contaminant fate and transport and source identification.
The applicant must have a strong record of research and a Ph.D. in Geology or related discipline by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory geology courses, and undergraduate and graduate courses in their research specialty, supervise student research projects at the masters and doctoral levels, and establish a vigorous externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with the University-wide Water Resources Faculty that includes representatives from Forestry & Natural Resources, Crop and Soil Science, Ecology, Marine Science, Geology, Geography, and Engineering.
Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; UGA typically ranks in the top 25 on national rankings of public research universities ( and Athens, Georgia is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US (
Applicants should provide a cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three referees. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Questions or requests for information may be addressed to the Chair of the Hydrogeology Search Committee, Dr. Adam Milewski, at 706-542-4263 or
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units and the University of Georgia are dedicated to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EOO/AA institution, and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD Geology or related discipline

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/20/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vitae
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents