Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology



Please see Special Instructions for more details.
This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required. In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. ***

In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston-Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran. *Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.* *To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must provide:* * An application * Cover letter * Curriculum vitae * Unofficial transcripts * Three letters of reference * Statement of Teaching Philosophy * Statement of Research Plans including a discussion of how the proposed research program will incorporate undergraduate students *Please send three letters of reference directly to:* Andrea Guillory at guillorya@uhd.edu


Position Details


Title Information

Requisition Number 00882
Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology
Division Academic & Student Affairs
College Science & Technology
Department Natural Sciences
Job Code 1030
Grade 999
FTE

1.0

Full Time/Part Time Full-time
FLSA Status Salary
About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch .

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policy of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHD prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Employees, students, and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination, or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact Mr. Tommy Thomason, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Mr. Thomason can be contacted as follows:
Mr. Tommy Thomason
One Main Street, Suite S-380
Houston, TX 77002-1001
thomasont@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8056

Notes to Applicants

This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.

In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.


In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston-Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must provide:

  • An application
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Plans including a discussion of how the proposed research program will incorporate undergraduate students

Please send three letters of reference directly to:
Andrea Guillory at guillorya@uhd.edu


Position Information

Position Number 01016968
Job Description

The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown invites applicants for one (1) tenure-track faculty position in Geology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated starting date of Fall 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained candidate with a preferred specialization in structural geology, neotectonics, or geophysics, and with a dedication to outstanding teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will be a member of the recently instituted B.S. in Geosciences degree program which has concentrations in petroleum geotechnology, environmental geology, and geochemistry. Teaching responsibilities for this position include first-year courses for geology majors and upper-level geology courses based on the successful candidate’s areas of interest and the needs of the Natural Sciences Department. This position requires the establishment of a field-based research program that actively engages undergraduate students. The faculty member is expected to pursue funding to support their research and to engage in service activities that support the mission of the department and UHD.

Requirements

Education:

  • PhD in Geology
Preferred Qualifications

Assets:

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • A record of engagement in research appropriate to a predominantly undergraduate institution and with experience and a clear interest in directing undergraduate students in research
  • Experience in structural geology, geophysics or neotectonics with strong interest in developing and teaching upper-level courses in these areas and in teaching/co-teaching a Field Geology course during summers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to collaborate with others and foster relationships with Houston’s petroleum industry
Security Sensitive Position Yes
Employee Class Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a PhD in Geology?
    • Yes
    • No

  • Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Interest Statement
  • Optional Documents
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