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Assistant Professor (Geoscience Communication)

Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
Closing date
Dec 24, 2023

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Social Sciences
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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Tenure Track
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The Department of Geology at Wichita State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in geoscience communication beginning August 2024.  In particular, we seek a candidate with demonstrated research in communication of geoscience topics to the general public. This may include, but certainly not limited to climate change, resource extraction vs environmental impacts, induced seismicity, and approaches to teaching science.

In addition to developing an externally funded research program, successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory, major, and graduate-level classes in Geology. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the Geosciences, a background in science communication, as well as an established record of publication commensurate with the applicant's career stage. Teaching experience is preferred. The candidate is also expected to complement our existing departmental strengths in low-temperature geochemistry, hydrogeology, geospatial analysis, petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology and interact with the general public and broader segments of the WSU STEM and Communication departments.

Candidates must apply at for the position. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should also send copies of relevant publications to the Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology, 1845 Fairmount Ave., Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0027. We will begin review of applications after November 30, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. 


Wichita State University, which enrolls approximately 15,000 students and supports 450 faculty members, is the only urban-serving research university in the Kansas Regents system. Classified by the Carnegie foundation as a Doctoral/Research University—Intensive, WSU is one of three research universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system. Wichita State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the doctoral level.
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