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Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of igneous and/or metamorphic petrology at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level.  We seek an outstanding scientist who will establish an innovative, world class, externally funded research program in the petrological evolution of the Earth and possibly other terrestrial bodies. We seek a candidate who will take advantage of the extensive analytical and/or computational capabilities of the Jackson School and complement our existing research strengths.  A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date.

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. With over 190 research scientists and faculty, the Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the largest academic earth science schools in the country. The University is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

Review of applications will begin December 17, 2019, 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, Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.