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Assistant/Associate Professor, Structural Geology/Tectonics

Department of Geosciences at Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama (US)
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

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Tenure Track Faculty Position

Structural Geology/Tectonics

Auburn University

The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Structural Geology/Tectonics, beginning in the Fall Semester 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time appointment begins. Appointment rank will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, field studies, microstructural analysis, quantitative structural and basin modeling, and rock mechanics. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a strong role in propelling our Geology Master’s and interdisciplinary Earth System Science PhD programs. New faculty with expertise in Structural Geology/Tectonics will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in the areas of Geochronology, Petrology, Economic Geology, Isotope Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, GIS and Remote Sensing. Faculty in the Geosciences Department within the College of Sciences and Mathematics have active regional and global collaborative research programs with many other colleges across the university (e.g., College of Engineering) and external institutions. The successful candidate is expected to develop a rigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also have teaching duties that include undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., Structural Geology, Summer Field Camp, Tectonics) based on his/her expertise. 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 and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Applications must include: 1) the applicant’s curriculum vitae, 2) copies of transcripts, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references, as well as up to 2 pages each for: 4) a cover letter/letter of interest, 5) a statement of research interests, 6) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and 7) a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In the statement of DEI, 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 ( 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 Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information: Review of applications will begin December 2, 2022, and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment.

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

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