[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor, Hydrogeology, Western Michigan University

Heather L Petcovic heather.petcovic at wmich.edu
Fri Feb 12 12:05:24 MST 2016

Department of Geosciences- Western Michigan University 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Hydrogeology 

The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University (WMU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Hydrogeology beginning July 1, 2016. The position will be filled at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. in the geosciences, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research and excellence in teaching, particularly in hydrogeology. A principal responsibility of the position will be to build upon WMU’s new hydrogeology certificate program and the nation’s oldest hydrogeology field course, which is poised to grow substantially. The hydrogeology field course currently consists of a six-week, summer session serving 30 students. Specific responsibilities of the new faculty member will include: (i) growing the hydrogeology field course to include multiple sessions, (ii) curriculum development and teaching field-based, face-to-face, and online courses within the hydrogeology program, (ii) strengthening existing relationships with universities, industry partners, and governmental entities, (iii) enhancing financial support for the field course, and (iv) maintaining an externally-funded research program in hydrogeology. 

The Department awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees and currently has 14 faculty members. The department has approximately 120 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students, and is nationally ranked. Research facilities include the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE), the Michigan Geological Survey (MGS), the Earth Science Remote Sensing (ESRS) Facility, stable isotope labs, and geochemical, geophysical, and geotechnical laboratories. The 6-week, summer hydrogeology field course is the oldest continuous course of its type in the nation that attracts students from across the USA and from many foreign countries. 

Western Michigan University is a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged public research university with more than 23,000 students from 100 nations. WMU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity. Western Michigan University offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package. The expected start date is July 1, 2016, and no later than Aug. 17, 2016. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016 , and continue until position is filled. Please visit http://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for detailed information and application procedures. WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 

Heather L. Petcovic 
Associate Professor 

Department of Geosciences and 
The Mallinson Institute for Science Education 
Western Michigan University 

269-387-5488 (office) 
269-387-5380 (research) 
heather.petcovic at wmich.edu 
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