Assistant Professor Environmental Geochemistry/Applied Biogeosciences - Weber State University

published Oct 27, 2015 3:59pm
The Department of Geosciences at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2016. We seek a person with expertise in Environmental Geochemistry, Environmental Mineralogy, and/or Applied Biogeosciences. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach upper-division courses in area(s) of expertise and lower- division courses as required, 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science; and 5) contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary curricula including a planned environmental/sustainability science program.

Minimum Requirements include:
  • A Ph.D. in Geology or related field. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester also will be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and interest in using active-learning pedagogies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research, to mentoring undergraduate researchers, and to integrating research interests into the classroom.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Ability to forge connections along disciplinary interfaces to address environmental/sustainability opportunities and challenges.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Ability to build connections with local industries or government agencies.
Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs. The Department of Geosciences embraces both missions through its programs (see, and will occupy modern labs and classrooms in a new science building scheduled for completion in 2016. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

To apply, complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate's qualifications for this position must be mailed to Dr. Rick Ford, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, Weber State University, 1415 Edvalson St. - Dept. 2507, Ogden, UT 84408-2507. Highest priority will be given to applications received by January 4, 2016, although screening will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.