Assistant Professor of Structural Geology, Tectonics, Seismology, or Geophysics

Mississippi State University, Mississippi (US)
Sep 07, 2018
Oct 07, 2018
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The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in structural geology, tectonics, seismology, or geophysics at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 15th, 2019. We seek an energetic and enthusiastic earth scientist, who uses field or laboratory-based techniques to conduct impactful research in structural geology, tectonics, seismology, geophysics, or a closely aligned field. Applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their discipline of expertise as well as geological field methods and lead the department’s summer field camp program. Additionally, applicants will be expected to supervise master’s as well as doctoral graduate students. Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related field at the time of appointment and demonstrate: (1) evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching, and student mentoring; (2) a record of peer-reviewed publications; (3) the capacity to develop and direct an active, externally-funded research program; and (4) a commitment to professional service.

The Department of Geosciences currently has 17 tenure-track faculty, three clinical professors, and six full-time instructors and awards B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Within the department, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis: Geology, Geography, Geospatial Science, and Atmospheric Science. The department has been named a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency and is closely aligned with a number of MSU research centers including the Geosystems Research Institute (, the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (, and the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies (  More information about the Department of Geosciences is available on our website:

Candidates may apply on-line by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of three references with contact information through the Mississippi State University HRM website: or by going to and searching for 497602.The position will remain open until filled; however, applications must be received by December 1, 2018 for full consideration.  For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Dr. Adam Skarke (Search Committee Chair):

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.