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Position: Assistant Professor - Earth Science

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2KF – Department not found Full-time A97918

Position Summary:

Assistant Professor - Earth Science will teach courses in hydrology and hydro-geology; participate in scholarly activities related to area of expertise; support the growth of UVU and the Department of Earth Science.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach courses in hydrology (ENVT 3790) and environmental geology (GEO 3210), as well as other courses as assigned by the Department Chair (possibly including introductory geology, introductory meteorology, GIS, environmental law, and natural resources management). Must teach 12 credit hours (four course sections) per semester.
  • Modify the existing course syllabi as desired by the candidate and approved by the Department Chair; develop lectures, class activities, lab activities (as appropriate), tests, and other assignments;
  • Grade assignments and submit grades.
  • Stay active and up to date in the field of hydrology/hydrogeology through some combination of research, supervision of undergraduate research, professional work, activity in professional organizations, and/or continuing education.
  • Aid the growth of UVU in general and the Department of Earth Science in particular through a combination of activities such as: developing new courses and curricula; participating in outreach and recruiting activities; serving on committees as requested by the Department Chair; and/or sharing expertise to help students and other UVU faculty members with classroom and scholarly activities.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in hydrology or hydro-geology.

  • Knowledge of both surface water and groundwater processes.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues related to hydrology/hydrogeology.
  • Skills applying computer modeling and GIS to hydrological investigations.
  • Experience with professional practice of hydrology/hydrogeology.
  • Ability to teach a wide variety of students.
  • Demonstrable commitment to undergraduate education

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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