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Assistant Professor - Geophysics

Department of Geosciences at Auburn University
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021
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The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics, beginning in Fall 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geophysics (broadly defined) or Geosciences at the time of appointment. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, near-surface geophysics, seismology, and hydrogeophysics. We seek a dynamic individual with strong research potential who can link their research program to existing department strengths in geochemistry, hydrogeology, geochronology, tectonics, economic geology, climate science, remote-sensing and human-environment interactions. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also participate in the educational mission through teaching specialty and existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Geosciences and in our interdisciplinary Earth System Sciences degree program (e.g., Applied Geophysics, Advanced Geophysical Methods, Tectonics). Research interests that promote collaborative engagement with faculty in other colleges are highly encouraged, especially in the university's four focus areas: Building Resilient Societies; Creating a More Secure World; Creating Intelligent Solutions; Improving Health and Wellbeing. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2022) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Applications must include the applicant's curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references, as well as up to 2 pages each for the cover letter/letter of application, the statement of research interests, the statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the statement of inclusion. In the statement of inclusion, please describe how your experience and/or potential contributions in research, teaching, and service will advance our mission of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to providing resources to enhance awareness and appreciation of cultural and individual diversity, promote community, and prepare students, faculty, and staff to have a global impact in STEM ( Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information: To apply please go to, complete the online form and upload the required application documents.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and Geosciences program Review of applications will begin December 17, 2021 and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment.

Auburn University is a EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.

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