Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Science (Req706)


This is a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science focusing on physical and chemical processes in soils. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (introductory and advanced soil science, wetland soils, soil and water conservation, environmental pedology, soil genesis and classification, and the fate and transport of contaminants) and must be capable of building a strong, externally-funded research program. The position involves mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and engagement in departmental and university service. The applicant must demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels. The purpose of this hire is to build strength in the areas of soil science.


The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience is preferred) and demonstrated teaching and research experience in soil or sediment biogeochemistry, sediment transport and/or pollution, or a closely-related field within a science-based program. Skills that include the application of molecular tools in environment, aqueous geochemical analysis focusing on organic pollutants (PAHs, chlorinated solvents, MTBEs), inorganics and environmental tracers (e.g. isotopes, CFCs, noble gases), and modeling of sediment transport and/or the fate of contaminants will be advantageous. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations and in interdisciplinary teams. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.


The School of Geosciences combines the programs of Geology and Environmental Sciences and includes 15 full-time faculty, 7 instructors and staff, and approximately 140 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students. Further information on the School of Geosciences is available at our website,

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world-views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 19,400 students and 750 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master's degree in 28 disciplines and the doctorate in 10 disciplines.

Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


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An application letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information (post and email) of three references will be required as a single pdf file. The review process will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, receipt of the complete application material is required before January 15, 2020. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Durga D. Poudel (; phone 337-482-6163).

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at:

posted: 18 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.