The Department of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking to fill a tenure system faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the broad field of quantitative basin analysis/stratigraphy/sedimentology/paleoclimatology. The position is to be filled by August, 2020 to start in the Fall 2020 semester. Candidates for this position should have completed all requirements for a PhD by January 1, 2020, and are expected to have clearly demonstrated research interests and expertise in this general field. Principal teaching requirements will range from undergraduate level classes (e.g., sedimentology/stratigraphy) to graduate level classes (e.g., basin analysis, 3D seismic stratigraphy, earth systems). A demonstrated ability to integrate a range of research methods and data types is required, potentially including fieldbased observations, surface and subsurface investigations, incorporation of seismic and well data, and analytical or modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and excel in teaching, mentoring, and service roles within the department. We expect to hire a creative geoscientist with strong networking skills and an absolute commitment to applying for and securing external funding. Opportunities exist to build upon our collaborations with the energy, natural resources, and environmental sectors in areas that encompass exploration, characterization and monitoring, and also fundamental earth science research areas attractive for federal government grants (NSF, DOE, EPA, etc.)
Applicants with strengths in certain sedimentary processes may have opportunities to interact with other units on campus (e.g., wind energy initiatives in the UT Dallas Department of Mechanical Engineering). The Department of Geosciences is rebuilding and the successful applicant will play a big role in this effort.
UT Dallas is a young and rapidly growing institution, ranked #16 in the world among universities less than 50 years old. It attracts very talented students (mean freshman SAT >1250) with great diversity and is situated in a metropolitan area that is undergoing rapid growth. Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of research interest and teaching philosophy/experience; teaching evaluations (if available); a writing sample; and the names and contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Review of applications will commence February 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to either the Department Head, Professor John W. Geissman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Professor John Ferguson, Chair of the Search Committee, email@example.com.
An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A PhD in Geosciences, Earth Sciences or a closely related discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.
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About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.