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Tenure-Track Position, Near-Surface Geophysics or Sedimentary Petrology, Utah Valley University

OREM, UTAH. The Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2018. We seek a talented and committed educator with expertise in sedimentary petrology, near-surface geophysics, or geophysics applied to engineering geology. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory level geoscience courses, supervision of undergraduate research, possible development of new upper division course(s) in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, and service to the institution. Excellent teaching skills and a strong commitment to effective teaching and undergraduate research are necessary.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a fast-growing comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 36,000 students and strong support for engaged learning. The university sits at the western front of the Wasatch Mountains, with superb opportunities for field-based teaching and research. The Department of Earth Science has a 13-member faculty with a strong record of mentoring undergraduate research and offers B.S. programs in Geology, Environmental Science & Management, and Earth Science Education. It has excellent facilities, including a GEODE seismograph, XRF, ICP-OES, SEM (EDX and CL – capable), petrographic teaching microscopes, electrical resistivity and magnetometer instruments, as well as a range of other geochemical, remote sensing, surveying, and computing resources. The department also has strong ties to the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, local industry and governmental organizations.

UVU is located in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which has a population of over 500,000 and excellent access to numerous outdoor recreational activities such as snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and hunting. Salt Lake City is 45 minutes north by high-speed commuter rail and has a major airport and a vibrant cultural scene including highly acclaimed ballet, outdoor concert series, professional sports and more (see www.slcgov.com/arts and www.visitsaltlake.com). In addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks and Monuments. For more information, please see http://www.uvu.edu/earthscience/ or contact Michael Bunds at michael.bunds@uvu.edu.

To apply, please visit https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3579. Applications will be evaluated beginning 1/5/18.

Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.