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Assistant Professor (6355)

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Position Details

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Posting Number FAC0018P
Classification Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor (6355)
Job code 2000FACUL
Type of Position F
FTE 1.00
Representation Union
Department Geology and Environmtl Geosci
Position Description Summary

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE) at Northern Illinois University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in hydrogeology.

Employment will begin August 2018. Reflecting NIU’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, with a tenure home in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching interests are broadly in the field of physical hydrogeology and environmental studies with experience in numerical groundwater modeling. Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching is preferred. We expect the successful candidate to establish and maintain an externally funded, internationally recognized research program, advise Ph.D. and M.S. students, as well as undergraduate research projects, and be committed to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Qualificaitons

A Ph.D. in the geosciences, environmental engineering, or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Hiring Rate/Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Working Hours Anticipate 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM on weekdays with the possibility for occasional evening and weekend teaching responsibilities.
Posting Date 09/26/2017
Closing Date
Priority Review Date 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a research writing sample (e.g. publication), and list of at least three references at

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Physical Demands

The majority of the job responsibility requires no special physical skills or demands. However, the successful candidate is likely to periodically teach and conduct research outdoors, sometimes in rugged terrain, and in inclement weather conditions. They are also likely to need to lift and move research equipment and samples weighing up to 50 lbs.

Background Check Required Yes
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accomodation

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Human Resource Services at 815.753.6000. For more information about requesting an ADA accommodation view Employment and Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act policy.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
  5. Letter of Application Describing Interest and Qualifications
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Statement of Research Philosophy
  8. Sample Publications
Optional Documents