Assistant Professor, Geosciences, Fayetteville, AR, USA

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, USA, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date in August 2018.


The department seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in climatology, paleoclimatology, meteorology, or exceptional strength in geospatial technology and big data analytics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and compliment collaborative research in the Department of Geosciences and the University of Arkansas. Teaching duties can include climatology, meteorology and upper division undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate’s field of interest.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- PhD in geography, climatology, meteorology, or a related discipline conferred by the start of employment
- Demonstrated ability to teach at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses
- Demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program

Preferred qualifications

- Demonstrated ability to complement and enhance the existing research areas of the Department of Geosciences, including climate variability and change, dendrochronology, remote sensing, or geospatial analysis
- Demonstrated publishing record in top journals
- Demonstrated funding capabilities


Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. About the College/Department

About the College

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department

The Department of Geosciences is an interdisciplinary program composed of 23 faculty in Geography and Geology offering bachelor and master degrees in geography and geology, and PhD in Geosciences. The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Environmental Dynamics and Space and Planetary Sciences. The department is also closely affiliated with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), Tree-Ring Laboratory, Arkansas Water Resources Center, and the University of Arkansas Stable Isotope Laboratory.


Completed applications received by 27 November 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

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Further information

Contact Dr. Song Feng, Assistant Professor in Geosciences: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.