Thread: Assistant Professor of Lithospheric Dynamics & Evolution

Started: 2021-08-22 21:05:34
Last activity: 2021-08-22 21:05:34
Assistant Professor of Lithospheric Dynamics & Evolution
Utah State University
Review begins Sep 15 2021; Open until filled

The Department of Geosciences at Utah State University (USU), Logan, invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position in lithospheric dynamics and evolution. We seek candidates who combine geophysical, geochemical, and/or geological observations to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, and quantitative investigation of solid-Earth system science. We particularly welcome candidates with research focusing on the physics and physical-state properties of Earth materials, geophysical observation of active lithospheric dynamics, and/or metamorphic/igneous petrology.

Successful candidates will complement our Department’s current strengths and demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in research and scholarly leadership through development of a vibrant, externally funded research program. Candidates are expected to contribute to our core undergraduate curriculum and teach graduate courses, as well as advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department and university. By the start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.

The Department of Geosciences actively seeks candidates committed to fostering inclusive learning environments and to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate may join faculty members in USU’s College of Science JEDI initiative to enhance Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM fields. More information on JEDI can be found at Women, members of under-represented groups, veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit Required materials include a cover letter; CV; statements of research, teaching, and DEI philosophies; contact information for 3 references, and one representative publication. Please visit our website ( and contact Tony Lowry, Search Committee Chair, tony.lowry<at><tony.lowry<at>>, with any inquiries.

Anthony R. Lowry, Assoc Prof of Geophysics (he/him) (ofc): +1 (435) 797-7096
Department of Geosciences (fax): +1 (435) 797-1588
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4505 email: Tony.Lowry<at><Tony.Lowry<at>>

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