Assistant Professor of Seismology

Employer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Geology
Location
Urbana, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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Discipline
Natural Hazards, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics, Tectonophysics
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
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The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (https://earth.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks a scholar with expertise in the broad area of Seismology. Applications are invited from candidates whose research program will complement and expand existing departmental strengths in any of the following areas: tectonics, sedimentology, environmental and climate science, global geodynamics, glaciology, marine geophysics, and volcanology. The full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty appointment is at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of August 16, 2022.
 
The Department of Geology resides within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.
 
The Department of Geology is committed to building and maintaining an excellent and diverse academic environment and is dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity through our teaching, research, and service. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.
 
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  
 
The University of Illinois is committed to the family needs of our faculty members, including dual career partners. To find out more about the Dual Career Program and resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

  • Dual Career Program: https://humanresources.illinois.edu/dual-career-program/index.html  
  • Benefits: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/ 
  • Living in Champaign-Urbana: https://yourewelcomecu.com/cu-community/ 

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program in the area of Seismology, teach at least two courses within the Geology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service.
 
Synergy with Campus Excellence Themes and Strengths:  The successful candidate will benefit from existing strengths within the Department of Geology: surface environments and landscapes, tectonics, geophysics, and geodynamics; within the School of Earth, Society, & Environment; and across campus: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, data science programs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and fluid dynamics, surface environments and earthquake hazards research in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaborations with the United States Geological Survey, Illinois Prairie Research Institute (https://prairie.illinois.edu) and Illinois State Geological Survey (https://isgs.illinois.edu/).
 
Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geology or a related field by mid-June 2022 for a preferred start date of Aug 16, 2022. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission.
 
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive, commensurate with skills and experience. Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/ 
 
Application:  Search will remain open until the position is filled. For full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2021.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit the following required application materials:

  • Cover letter that details suitability for, and interest in, the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Up to three representative publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Experience and Goals
  • Statement on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Letters of reference must be received no later than October 29, 2021. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.

Questions can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Patricia Gregg, pgregg@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 333-3540.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

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