Assistant Professor, Environmental Geoscience, Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Nov 07, 2018
Jan 05, 2019
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The Department of Geology at Wichita State University invites applications for a faculty position in environmental geoscience beginning August 2019. We are seeking to hire a tenure-eligible assistant professor with research expertise in shallow subsurface geophysical methods with application to environmental issues, including sustainability. In addition to developing an externally funded research program, successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory, major, and graduate level classes. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the Geosciences, and an established record of publication commensurate with the applicant's career stage. The candidate is expected to complement current departmental strengths in low-temperature geochemistry, hydrogeology, paleontology, petroleum geology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, and structural geology. The department strongly values our collegial atmosphere and encourages the candidate to interact and collaborate within the department and the broader segments of the WSU community.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies or links to relevant peer-reviewed publications, and contact information for at least three references. Candidates must go on line at to apply for the position.  Applicants can send physical copies of relevant publications to the Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology, 1845 Fairmount Ave., Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0027. We will begin review of applications on January 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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