The Department of Geosciences (www.geosciences.eku.edu) at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Geoscience beginning August 15, 2020. We seek a colleague with academic training and practical expertise in Geology, Geophysics, or Physical Geography whose content knowledge and skills will augment the department's environmentally-focused geoscience programs and complement existing faculty.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses to support both the B.S. Environmental and Applied Geology and B.S. Geographic Information Science programs (as well as the University Certificate in GIS), maintain an active research program, and mentor undergraduate research. The department is equipped with a US Radar Quantum Imager Triple Frequency GPR, AGI SuperSting R1 with EarthImager Software for electrical resistivity tomography, a Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station, two DJI Phantom 4 UAVs and Agisoft Metashape for photogrammetry, a Shimadzu XRD-6000, and a Metrohm 930 Compact IC Flex. A Ph.D. in geoscience (e.g., Geology, Geography, Geophysics) is required upon appointment.
Review of applications begins January 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in geoscience (Geology, Geography, Geophysics or a related degree); practical and research expertise in earth science; demonstrated commitment to teaching at general education and undergraduate levels, and actively involving undergraduate students in their research.
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: F00150P
Internal Number: 12842
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .