Thread: Assistant Professor, Shallow/Environmental Geophysics

Started: 2016-09-19 15:28:59
Last activity: 2016-09-19 15:28:59
Aaron Velasco
2016-09-19 15:28:59
Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
Open Until: 2016-12-01

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a tenure-track position in shallow environmental/engineering geophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a concentration in shallow characterization (e.g., potential fields, seismic, etc.) and/or modeling relevant to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to environmental applications that would connect geophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, hydrological, and biological observations. We seek candidates whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas: Earth system geochemistry; solid Earth and environmental geophysics; tectonics and sedimentation; geospatial research; professional and entrepreneurial geoscience; and science learning and education. The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes. Applicants must demonstrate both a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The Department includes a vibrant group of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science, and a B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply. A track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding is preferred. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom will also be a consideration. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.

To Apply: Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research and teaching interests, (4) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and (5) complete contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2017.

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Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

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