Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Geomicrobiology
The Baylor University Department of Geosciences (http://www.baylor.edu/Geology/) seeks a dynamic scholar to fill this position beginning August, 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Geology, Microbiology, or a closely related discipline with a strong emphasis on microbial mediation of biogeochemical and hydrological processes within the vadose and shallow saturated zones. Utilization of unique analytical techniques or conceptual modeling coupled with field-based measurements is desired. Research areas may range in scope from the Critical Zone to global biogeochemistry with relevance to hydrologic cycles. Regardless of research focus area, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and cultivation of new collaborations is essential to this position. The successful candidate may teach courses in geomicrobiology, soil hydrology, or biogeochemistry, establish and participate in externally-funded research, and successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to graduation. The Department currently consists of 17 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, and supports the Baylor Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR at http://www.baylor.edu/crasr/ for further information). Research space is available in the 500,000 ft2 “state-of-the-art” Baylor Sciences Building.
Applications for the position will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official transcript showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also send official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), and a description of your research plan and teaching philosophy. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Steven G. Driese, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, One Bear Place #97354, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7354 USA; +1-254-710-2194; please submit all applications electronically to Steven_Driese@baylor.edu.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/15/2016.
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