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Assistant Professor specializing in Hydrogeology

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Hydrogeology to join the faculty beginning August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop upper-level lecture and lab and/or field courses in the area of their expertise as well as engage with the University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute ( and River’s Institute (, which provides leadership training and engages with a suite of local partners around issues pertaining to regional freshwater resources. 


Expectations of the position include developing a nationally competitive, extramurally funded research program that involves undergraduate students, which contributes to transformative teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and intersects creatively to strengthen and/or complement the department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Teaching expectations include upper-level courses in Hydrogeology, Environmental Instrumentation Lab, Introductory level courses (e.g., Dynamic Earth, Environmental Geology, Physical Geology), and occasional undergraduate seminars. Mentoring undergraduate research is also expected.

The department and the university value inclusive excellence. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebrate diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • ABD in Geosciences or a related discipline specialized in Hydrogeology, with expected completion before job start date.
  • Articulated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Effective written communication skills.


Application process: 

A complete application consists of a one-page cover letter addressing all minimum qualifications and all pertinent preferred qualifications met, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests that is no more than three pages, a statement of teaching interest and philosophy of no more than two pages, a one-page statement of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and how these principles inform your work. If Ph.D. is not conferred at the time of application, a letter from the advisor must be submitted indicating progress toward completion of the Ph.D. Contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation will be required at a later part of the interview process.


Posting closes on November 15, 2021 at 11:55 PM EST.


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The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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