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Two tenure-track faculty positions, School of Geosciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Geosciences
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

The School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking two colleagues for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of: 1) Structural Geology / Tectonics and 2) Mineralogy or Environmental Geology. The applicants must be capable of building a strong, externally funded research program and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicants will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one of these stated areas as well as courses in their own geological science specialty. Courses are part of the curriculum of the following degrees: PhD in Earth and Energy Sciences, MSc in Geology, and BSc in Geology.

Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations and in interdisciplinary teams. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.

Scientists from underrepresented groups in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply as the University of Louisiana is committed to increasing its faculty diversity.

To apply for the Assistant/Associate Professor position in Structural Geology / Tectonics, click here: The application deadline is November 1, 2023. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Davide Oppo ( Please reference req2497.

To apply for the Assistant Professor position in Mineralogy or Environmental Geology, click here: The application deadline is December 1, 2023. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Carl Richter ( Please reference req2498.

The anticipated start date for both positions is August 1, 2024.

The School of Geosciences combines the programs of Geology and Environmental Sciences and includes 15 full-time faculty, three staff, and approximately 125 students. Further information on the School of Geosciences is available at our website The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world-views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with very high research activity, an overall enrollment of over ~18,000 students and ~750 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 57 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, eight graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 29 disciplines and the doctorate in 11 disciplines. Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at

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