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Assistant Professor Tectonics, University of Arizona

University of Arizona Dept. of Geosciences
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

The Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to be filled by May 2023 at the Assistant Professor level. We seek applicants with interests in the broad field of tectonics, including but not limited to past and present continental tectonics, marine tectonics, planetary tectonics, Geodynamics, Geodesy, Seismology, and Tectonics-Surface-Climate interactions.

The appointee is expected to develop a high-profile, externally funded research program, teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in solid-Earth geology/geophysics, and to engage in departmental, university, and external service. The position is open to applicants who hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The Department of Geosciences seeks faculty who promote diversity and equity in research, education, and outreach, and who have interests in collaborative research and curricular activities.

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona features perennial top-ten ranked programs in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, and a growing emphasis in climate science and paleoclimatology. The Department includes 33 full-time faculty members, 30-40 research scientists, 70-80 graduate students, and 200-250 undergraduate students. The University of Arizona also has top planetary science, hydrology, and engineering departments with significant potential for collaboration. 

Review of applications will begin Jan 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: a (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) statement of research interests and accomplishments; (4) statement of teaching interests and qualifications; (5) vision statement describing how the candidate would develop their research program, (6) statement describing the candidate’s experience in working with diverse students, diversifying a department, or demonstrating success in increasing a sense of academic inclusiveness; and (7) list of at least three references (including mail and email addresses and telephone numbers). A full posting for this position and online application instructions are available at:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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