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Department Chair- Earth and Planetary Sciences

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Planetary Sciences
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Department Chair- Earth and Planetary Sciences

Location: San Antonio, TX

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 6933

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Department Marketing Statement

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio ( ) is a dynamic expanding department in a diverse community with intent and resources to be a national leader. We have initiated an international search for a dedicated and resourceful Tenured Professor/Chair beginning Fall 2022 and are accepting nominations and applications for this position. Initial screening of applications will begin on November 12th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This is an open search for which administrative capabilities and research experience are criteria. We are seeking exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high-quality research and scholarship, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Chair is a 12-month administrative appointment accompanied by a tenured faculty appointment and full University benefits.


The Chair is expected to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of administrator while maintaining an active and productive research group. The Chair will lead efforts to grow the department in anticipated faculty hiring at all levels, in the growth of its graduate programs, and in the enlargement of its undergraduate student body.

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA is situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date

Initial screening of applications will begin on November 12th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials

• CV

• Statements of research interests (4-page limit), teaching interests (1-page limit), and “vision and leadership”

• (2-page limit), all of which include discussion of the role diversity and inclusion.

• Complete contact information for three to five professional references.

Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered.

Nominations should be sent to Dr. Audrey Lamb, search committee chair, at

Required Qualifications

A doctorate in a discipline related to earth and planetary sciences (e.g., geosciences, geophysics, geology, physical and/or chemical oceanography, hydrology and water resources, atmospheric science, planetary science/planetary geology, etc.);

A strong service record with demonstrated administrative experience;

Outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent upon Board of Regents approval) in an allied field

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications are experience in an academic supervisory capacity/leadership position.

Knowledge of innovative curriculum development and implementation and leadership in professional organizations.

Intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and prior experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds are also desirable.

Working Conditions

On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information

• UTSA is a tobacco free campus.

• This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

• Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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