Faculty at UAS are expected to establish an externally funded research program that involves undergraduates. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in microbiology whose research has the potential to span from forest to marine ecosystems. The successful applicant will provide local field and/or lab research and educational opportunities for our undergraduates. This position is supported by the Alaska Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. During the first three years at UAS, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary EPSCoR Fire and Ice research team, which is examining the impacts of climate change on: 1) fire occurrence and distribution, and 2) freshwater and biogeochemical fluxes into the nearshore environment across a gradient of watershed types, from glacial- to rain- fed. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alaska EPSCoR website at www.alaska.edu/epscor.
This is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment complete with a competitive salary and excellent package of benefits, including negotiable relocation funds. This position is represented by the UNAC collective bargaining unit agreement. This recruitment is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on December 15th, 2019.
Interested applicants should submit their application including:
1. Cover letter of application, including contact information for three referees.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Statement of your teaching philosophy.
4. Statement of your research experience and future plans.
5. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application, official transcripts will be required, at time of hire, from the successful candidate.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to: Dr. Sherry Tamone, Chair of the search committee email@example.com. If you need assistance in completing this application or are seeking accommodations for the interview, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
UAS is a small liberal arts university with academic programs in the sciences that take advantage of the natural environment adjacent to the campus. UAS Juneau campus is located 12 miles north of downtown Juneau in a beautiful setting overlooking Auke Bay on one side and Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier on the other. Juneau (population 32,000), the capital of Alaska, is a picturesque city with a mild, maritime climate, exceptional outdoor and recreation values, and a lively arts community. Facilities that support the marine biology, biology, and environmental sciences programs include a flow-through seawater system and teaching/research laboratories. UAS is located adjacent to the marine waters of the Inside Passage, the Mendenhall icefield and the Tongass National Forest. For additional information about UAS, please visit our website at www.uas.alaska.edu.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Southeast that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAS.
UAS Campus is a tobacco-free campus.
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