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Assistant Professor of Energy & Earth Resources

The Energy and Earth Resources Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown invites applications for a three-year term Assistant Professor position in Energy & Earth Resources beginning in the 2013 fall semester.  We seek a broad-based individual who is capable of teaching a range of upper-level courses in Geomorphology, Geology of Soils, Hydrogeology (Groundwater), and Hydrology (Surface Water), as well as introductory courses such as Environmental Geology and Physical Geology.  The Johnstown area, with its dramatic topography (up to 500 m of local relief) and its history of floods and coal mining, provides many opportunities for research and field-based teaching in these fields. 
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year regional campus with approximately 3000 students.  Classes are kept small, with a focus on interaction between faculty and students.
The E&ER department has two-full-time faculty members and approximately 35 majors.  This position is a replacement position covering the surficial geology courses; the other faculty member covers the bedrock geology courses.  The program has recently been redesigned to include two concentrations:  Energy Geoscience (focused on bedrock geology) and Environmental Geology (focused on surficial geology).  The successful applicant will be the lead faculty member for the Environmental Geology concentration and will be expected to share in student advising and program planning activities. 
Requirements:  Ph.D. in Geology or a related subject; teaching and research experience appropriate to the position; a commitment to undergraduate education including field-based undergraduate research; and excellent communication skills. 
To apply, send a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; a statement of eligibility to work in the U.S.; copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before appointment); and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Paul Washington, Energy & Earth Resources Department, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA, 15904, or by email to  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled. 
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.