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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Field and Experiential Geosciencesa

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas (US)
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Sep 29, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Field and Experiential Geosciences


The Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of Field Education. Primary duties for this position include overseeing and growing our curriculum in the areas of geoscience field training and experiential learning while promoting accessibility and inclusivity and incorporating new field digital technologies. The position entails the leadership, coordination, and instruction of our geology field camp, development of field safety training, as well as instruction of field method courses and development of a course covering geospatial analysis/GIS and digital field data acquisition at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Beyond this, a wide range of course opportunities are possible depending on department needs and the candidate’s interests, though experiential learning across the board is a priority.


The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which includes two closely allied research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology.  The Jackson School of Geosciences has a community of over 190 research scientists and faculty with a broad range of specialties and access to outstanding research facilities and support. We seek a faculty member who will develop new and/or expand collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students within the JSG and other units on campus.   The university is located in the thriving Austin metropolitan area with a vibrant community of over 2 million people.


A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. The JSG is committed to expanding our culturally diverse intellectual community, and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups and from persons with a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the geosciences.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled with a target starting date of January 1, 2023. Interested applicants should submit: a cover letter; CV; teaching statement; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service; and a list of at least three individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference. Submit copies of these materials through Interfolio's 'Apply Now' option at Questions concerning the application process should be sent to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin is leading the creation of a new research program on earthquakes, both natural and induced (or triggered). The Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR) will be a multidisciplinary research center including researchers from the Bureau as well as from the following units of The University of Texas: the Institute for Geophysics; the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations; and the Department of Psychology. Our goal is to study and understand earthquakes, both natural and induced (or potentially induced) by human activity, and the risks associated with them. We anticipate a vigorous research program that leverages the installation of TexNet, a new seismic monitoring program that also will be acquired and deployed under this effort. Research topics involving regional processes, geomechanics, reservoir engineering, seismic hazard, risk assessment, and risk communication are all expected. The CISR anticipates filling three positions to begin administering this project. These positions, described below, are open for applications.
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