The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving over 18,000 students in the Anchorage and satellite campuses. The region hosts numerous environmental, mining, and oil and gas industries, as well as numerous state and federal agencies. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty; an exceptional setting for geologists.

We seek individuals with a commitment to teaching, research, and partnership building with resource industries and research organizations in Alaska and elsewhere. We aim to expand and complement existing areas of research expertise in the Department which include geochemistry, structural geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, and planetary geology. The successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student body in the B.S. and M.S. programs in geological sciences.

Successful candidates must develop externally funded research that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Potential to establish an independent research program.
  • Potential to obtain extramural research funding.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Research that will add to existing research in the department.
  • Ability to establish connections within and outside of the university.
  • Ability to represent the department in the university.

Required Experience:

  • Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.
  • Industry or postdoctoral experience relevant to the advertised position will be beneficial.

Typical Education or Training:

Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or closely related discipline is required and must be conferred by August 1, 2019.

Assignment Information:

Tenure-track, open rank, 9 months per year, salary commensurate with experience and academic preparation.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial academic transcripts.

Additional Information:

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

For more information regarding these positions, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Aschoff:jaschoff@alaska.edu.

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin September 24, 2018.