Assistant Professor – Tectonics/Crustal Deformation

NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate upon education and experience
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
Position Number 00104417
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The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in tectonics/crustal deformation. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: structural geology, rock mechanics/deformation, neotectonics, thermochronology, sedimentary basin analysis, plate kinematics, geodesy, planetary geology, and geophysics. Candidates that combine field observations with precision measurement techniques, numerical simulations, analog models, or laboratory experiments are preferred. Applicants should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations across and beyond geosciences. The start date of this position is August 16, 2021.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and academic mentorship. The candidate is expected to teach an undergraduate level course in structural geology and other undergraduate and graduate courses commensurate with their interest and expertise. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the Department’s capstone undergraduate geology field course. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

The review of applications will begin on January 22, 2021. Applications, including cover letters, curriculum vitae, teaching, research and diversity statements and contact information for three references must be submitted online at Please search for position number 00104417.

Located within the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments. MEAS is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that allows all members of the Department to thrive. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 50 marine, Earth and atmospheric scientists. Additional information about the department and its facilities is available at NC State also hosts large programs in geotechnical and construction materials engineering and has recently established the Center for Geospatial Analytics:

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in the state, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the country’s best places to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A supportive setting for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area.

NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The University, College, and Department are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148 or send an email to Applications from persons from underrepresented groups in the geosciences, non-traditional career paths, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.