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Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geosciences

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Baylor University's Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Solid Earth Geosciences, effective Fall 2024. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment and potential to develop an outstanding, externally funded research program.


The most competitive candidates will establish a clear connection between their research program and current big-picture questions in the fields of Solid Earth Geosciences. The specific area of expertise is open and includes field- and lab-based methods in areas including, but not limited to, geodynamics, active tectonics, geophysics, volcanology, basin analysis, geochronology, structure, petrology, mechanics, faulting, hazards, seismology, geodesy, and high-temperature geochemistry.


Top applicants will also enthusiastically commit to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Teaching opportunities may include a broad scope of undergraduate and graduate classes such as structural geology, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, geochemistry, geophysics, and field camp. It is expected that teaching responsibilities will include existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Geosciences and new course offerings in the candidate’s area of expertise. 


To apply please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements describing your research agenda and funding goals and your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, a copy of a transcript from the highest degree grant institution, and contact information for three references via Interfolio using this link:  


Complete applications must be submitted by 10/20/2023. For further information or questions contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dan Peppe at



Welcome to the website of the Department of Geology at Baylor University located in Waco, Texas! We are a vibrant and growing Department of 18 faculty, approximately 40 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and approximately 90 undergraduates emphasizing interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate instruction and research in the geosciences. We are located on the 4th floor of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) in the C, D. and E wings, and our Department office is in BSB Room D409 (254-710-2361). The Geology Department at Baylor University provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, and develops geoscience students into competent practitioners, whether they eventually choose to work in industry, academia, or government sectors of employment. Our faculty members emphasize teaching state-of-the-art courses and research involving one-on-one mentoring of our students, which is possible given our smaller class sizes and favorable faculty/student ratios. And we are fortunate to have a very loyal and generous alumni group that contributes to the overall financial health of our program as well as provides opportunities for networking and job-seeking.
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