Assistant Professor, Structural Geology/Tectonics

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Aug 23, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
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Assistant Professor, Structural Geology/Tectonics

The George Mason University, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences in the College of Science invites applications for a full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


We seek a dynamic person with broad expertise in the areas of tectonics and structural geology. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous, externally-funded research program, aspire to teaching excellence, and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Candidates with interests in field-based research and interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly desirable.

The successful candidate will perform research in their area of expertise and be encouraged to forge research ties with other parts of the Mason community. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaborations with the U.S. Geological Survey, Carnegie Institute of Science, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Teaching will be primarily at the undergraduate level, including courses in structural geology, tectonics, and physical geology. The candidate may be required to teach graduate classes in area of expertise, including graduate seminars.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in earth science, geology, or a related field prior to the first day of the appointment;
  • Experience in teaching lecture and laboratory courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and a graduate seminar in their area of expertise;
  • The ability to communicate scientific knowledge to a range of stakeholders, including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, administrators, and the general public;
  • The ability to collaborate with other colleagues in teaching and outreach; and
  • Share the department's commitment to interdisciplinary education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary collaborations and field-based research are particularly desirable.

About Us:

The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Earth Science and Atmospheric Science, an M.S. in Earth Systems Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, and oceanographers. Additional information about the department may be found at Additional information about the College of Science can be found at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6855z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a curriculum vitae, letter of intent including statements of research and teaching interests, examples of published work, teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information (with e-mail addresses) of four references into the field labelled 'Other Docs'. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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