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Assistant Professor in the School of Geosciences

09.11.2017 - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Position: Assistant Professor Position in the School of Geosciences (EEO# SC 9-17). This is a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science focusing on bioremediation coupling of physical and biogeochemical processes in soils.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science focusing on bioremediation coupling of physical and biogeochemical processes in soils. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (such as introductory and advanced soil science, soil biology, soil biogeochemistry, and the fate and transport of contaminants) and must be capable of building a strong, externally-funded research program. The position involves mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and engagement in departmental and university service. The applicant must demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels. The purpose of this hire is to build strength in the areas of soil science.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience is preferred) and demonstrated teaching and research experience in soil microbiology, soil or sediment biogeochemistry, soil or sediment transport and/or pollution, or a closely-related field within a science-based program. Skills that include the application of molecular tools in environment, aqueous geochemical analysis focusing on organic pollutants (PAHs, chlorinated solvents, MTBE), inorganics and environmental tracers (e.g. isotopes, CFCs, noble gases), and modeling of sediment transport and/or the fate of contaminants will be advantageous. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations and in interdisciplinary teams. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 1, 2018

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS: To apply, send as a single PDF file that includes your name in the title, an application letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information (post and email) of three references to nadean@louisiana.edu. The review process will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, receipt of the complete application material is required before November 30, 2017.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Carl Richter (richter@louisiana.edu; phone 337-482-5353).


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