Assistant or Associate Professor in Structural Geology
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of structural geology at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. The Associate Professor (tenured) level may also be considered. We seek a scientist with outstanding potential who will establish an innovative, world class, externally funded research program and become an integral part of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, including classroom and field instruction. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups and from persons with a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in geosciences.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a robust field-oriented research program that contributes to a fundamental understanding of deformation and tectonic processes. The area of research specialization is unrestricted, and may include, but is not limited to, topics such as crustal and mantle deformation and time scales, fault and/or shear zone processes, active tectonics and geohazards, and techniques such as mapping and field analysis, rheological and strain studies, kinematic analysis, and thermokinematic structural modeling.
The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which also includes two research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The Jackson School of Geosciences has a community of over 190 research scientists and faculty with a broad range of specialties and access to outstanding research facilities and support. The University is located in a thriving Austin metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 2 million people.
We seek an individual who facilitates collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students in the department, school and university and complements existing strengths within the Jackson School. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; research statement; teaching statement; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service; and a list of at least three individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference. Submit copies of these materials through Interfolio’s ‘Apply Now’ option: apply.interfolio.com/80224. Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.