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Geophysics Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University -Dept of Geology and Geophysics
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Dec 4, 2023

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The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Geophysicist at the level of Assistant Professor in the broad area of Geophysics, including Earth, Energy, Environmental, or Planetary Geophysics. Collaborative opportunities at LSU include the College of Science, College of Engineering, and College of Coast and the Environment.  LSU’s Center for Computation and Technology offers powerful platforms for research with a substantial computational component.  Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, independent extramurally funded research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of Geophysics.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or related field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of successful independent research.  Applicants should submit their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement describing how you will promote an inclusive learning environment and how your scholarship and mentoring practices will support a diverse academic community.


Duties Include:
45% Establish and maintain a vigorous, independent extramurally funded research program.


45% Contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of Geology and Geophysics.


10% Contribute to service to the Department of Geology and Geophysics and College of Science.


Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Geophysics or related field. Specific experience required: topic of the work is in some area of Geophysics, with demonstrated expertise in at least one area of Geophysics, including Earth, Energy, Environmental, or Planetary Geophysics.
Additional Information:
-Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the department and the potential to attract extramural funding.
-Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at teaching and developing coursework at both graduate and undergraduate levels
-Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research and service.
For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Darrell Henry at or 225-578-2693.



The Louisiana State University occupies a 2,000-acre campus on the banks of the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge. The campus is defined by its stunning Italian Renaissance architecture, red roofs and abundant oak trees. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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