Faculty Position Search at Texas Tech

Tenure-Track Position in Sedimentology or Geophysics at Texas Tech University

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in either sedimentology or geophysics to start Fall 2016. A PhD in an Earth Science or closely related discipline at time of appointment is required.

We seek a dynamic researcher and teacher who uses innovative field, laboratory and/or modeling approaches in either targeted area.  For sedimentology, we seek candidates with expertise in sandstone, mudstone or carbonate sedimentary systems. For geophysics, we seek candidates with a specialty in seismology or CSEM/MT methods. The geophysics candidate’s main area of research should be in imaging and interpreting crust and lithospheric features and whose interests include the basin scale. A letter of application including contact information for three references, vita, and short statements of research and teaching philosophies can be uploaded at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ requisition #5155BR.

We seek candidates with strong records of scholarship who have the proven capacity or the clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. The department (www.geosciences.ttu.edu) has active research specialties in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geography, and atmospheric science. We have ~350 undergraduate majors and ~85 graduate students. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock on the edge of the Permian Basin. The region appreciates the social and economic importance of geoscience research due to the importance of petroleum and groundwater resources to the national economy. Teaching duties include graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. Service to the department, university, and discipline is expected.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We encourage applications from qualified candidates who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.  The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.  Evaluation of candidates will begin November 11, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Department representatives will be available to discuss the position at the GSA Annual Meeting (1-4 November) in Baltimore, Maryland. Questions should be sent to Dr. Jeff Lee, Search Committee Chair: jeff.lee@ttu.edu.

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