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Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor

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Western Michigan University

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor

We seek a creative and dynamic colleague who will (i) establish a strong and vibrant research program that complements and strengthens our existing research activities, and (ii) excel in teaching core undergraduate and graduate geoscience courses in their area of expertise. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of publication, potential to garner research funding, demonstrable teaching experience, and the ability to mentor diverse domestic and international students, both undergraduate and graduate. The candidate must possess an earned Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment. A demonstrable record of active research and publication is required.

The ideal candidate will support the research mission of the department by leading a vibrant externally funded research program, publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, and supervising undergraduate and graduate student researchers. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the educational mission of the department by teaching core undergraduate and graduate geology classes. Our colleague will also be able to leverage potential collaborations with the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education and the Michigan Geological Survey.

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, which is comprised of 11 faculty members, is research-active and nationally ranked. The department confers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and graduate and undergraduate certificates.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, academic year position at the WMU campus in Kalamazoo, MI. For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit:

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