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Tenure-Track Positions in Geophysics in Solid Earth and Exploration Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Texas

Posted: 16 Dec 2013

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members in the field of geophysics at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for outstanding scientists who will establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and will be committed to education, including both teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date. For these positions, we seek individuals in two broad areas of geophysics:

1) Solid Earth geophysics. Candidates with interest in lithospheric problems (for example, earthquake physics, plate deformation and evolution) and/or deep-Earth problems (for example, mantle and core convection, seismic structure and composition of the deep Earth) are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, and mineral physics. The scope of research may include the application of similar geophysical studies to other planetary bodies.

2) Exploration geophysics. Candidates with specializations in reflection seismic processing, imaging, interpretation, and inversion are encouraged to apply. High-performance computational facilities are available, and candidates would be encouraged to use them to image, visualize, and interpret 3D and 4D geophysical data. Applicants with specializations in near-surface geophysics are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will engage with other geophysics faculty, staff, and students to continue to grow a highly competitive energy research portfolio.

The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which also includes two research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. With over 190 research scientists and faculty, the JSG is one of the largest academic earth science schools in the country. The University of Texas is also home to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), an NSF XSEDE facility for high performance computing.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a list of at least five individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference, and up to five representative publications via e-mail to Questions concerning receipt of application materials should be sent to

Background check conducted on applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Modified: 2015 May 14