Assistant or Associate Professor of Seismology - GI

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

Job posting number: #7104266

Posted: June 29, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Department of Geosciences and the Geophysical Institute (GI) are recruiting a seismologist to advance research and training at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to analyze regional and global recordings of seismic events, in pursuit of improving our understanding of seismic sources and the materials through which seismic waves travel. If selected, you will work closely with peers and contribute seismological expertise within an exciting and collaborative academic and tectonic setting. ***U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. ***
Service: Service responsibilities include serving on departmental committees, university committees, and outreach and public service. 1. Public service: serving in organized, non-remunerative, educational and consultative activities which devolve from a UNAC member's professional expertise and further the interests or prestige of the University. 2. University service: serving as department head/chair, program director, or governance officer; serving on administrative and governance, department, college, school or university committees; and performing other tasks as deemed necessary by the University. In addition, service will be recognized when a UNAC member serves as a member of the MAU appeals board, as a member of the MAU disciplinary committee or as a member of a joint labor-management committee or task force established by this Agreement. UNAC members who serve as the MAU grievance chair will receive service credit of up to three workload units. 3. Professional service: reviewing grant/contract proposals, serving as an editor and/or reviewer for a journal, serving as accreditation reviewer, serving on a professional licensing board, as an ad hoc reviewer in the UNAC member's area of expertise; as an officer in a professional society; organizing and/or chairing conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.; teaching short courses, seminars, etc. that are not regular academic courses; editing journals, books, special volumes of papers, or other relevant activities.Teaching: The teaching responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, preparing and revising courses, and advising graduate (and possibly undergraduate) students. The normal teaching load is 3–4 course credits per year. Classroom, studio, laboratory, and distance delivery instruction in regular academic courses with assigned contact hours; development and coordination of special undergraduate and graduate seminars. Preparation of student materials for classes; preparation of a new course or program or substantial revision of an older course or program. General advising of undergraduate students; supervision of student mentorships; supervision of graduate student theses, dissertations, and research/creative projects; supervision of undergraduate theses and research/creative projects. Supervision of directed study through individualized courses; non-credit educational programs on-campus or elsewhere; and other activities benefiting students' academic development.Research: The research responsibilities include conducting research in seismology, with relevance to geophysical detection of nuclear proliferation. The successful applicant is expected to apply for external funding. All professional activities leading to publication, performance or formal presentation in the UNAC member's field, or leading to external funding recognizing the UNAC member's current or potential contribution to that field. Such activities include manuscript submission; grant/contract proposal submission; supervision of funded research projects; development and commercialization of intellectual property; additions to a portfolio; and other original contributions appropriate to the UNAC member's field.
Geophysical Institute:

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

Additional Position Details:

UAF seismological research and teaching spans several entities, including degree programs (BS Geosciences, MS/PhD Geophysics), the GI Seismology and Geodesy Group, the Alaska Earthquake Center, the Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), and the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The geographical focus of seismological research spans from statewide earthquakes and active tectonics to global recording of earthquakes and possible nuclear events. The 12-month tenure-track faculty position has a ¼-time teaching appointment at the Department of Geosciences, which corresponds to 3-4 teaching credits per academic year. The remaining appointment will be based at the GDNP UARC at the GI and will emphasize research, teaching (principally advising graduate students), and service.

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there may be a current opportunity for remote work, the successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office no later than 60 days from written notice provided by the university.

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