Faculty position, Western Washington University
Employer: Western Washington University
6 Jan 2012
Closing Date: 07/31/2012
Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose interdisciplinary research and teaching specialties connect tectonics/structural geology and surface processes. The appointment will begin effective September 16, 2012. The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in field geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and tectonics, and contribute to the development of emerging departmental directions in engineering geology and geohazards research. Some examples of desirable research directions include influences of tectonic processes on landform evolution, rock/soil mechanics, or surficial deformation/seismic hazards associated with active plate margins. Candidates must have a PhD in an appropriate Earth Science field at the time of appointment; teaching/research specialty in tectonics + surface processes; ability to teach Structural Geology, Introduction to Geology, and Field-based courses (such as a portion of Field Geology or a section of a field-taught Structure course); ability to develop high-quality undergraduate teaching program; ability to establish externally-supported research program; ability to involve students in research; ability to contribute to graduate (MS) degree program; and excellent understanding of fundamental physical principles and processes and a demonstrated ability to apply that understanding in field-based and quantitative ways to important problems in the Earth sciences. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral experience; college-level teaching experience; ability to teach GIS, Engineering Geology, or Geophysics/Geodynamics; and ability to work with a diverse student body. Interested candidates must apply online.
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Applications need to include a cover letter outlining your teaching and research experience and accomplishments with specific reference made to the required and preferred qualifications described above. The application should also include a C.V., graduate school transcripts, statements describing teaching and research philosophy and effectiveness, as well as goals and plans for teaching and research at WWU. The names and contact information for letters of reference from four persons familiar with the candidate?s research and teaching must be provided; one of these references must be from outside the applicant?s current institution. Review of all application materials will begin on Feb 17, 2012; position is open until filled.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Elizabeth Schermer (schermer [at] geol [dot] wwu [dot] edu) or the Geology Department chair, Bernie Housen (bernieh [at] wwu [dot] edu). WWU is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.