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Tenure Track Position in Seismology

The University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee (US)
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Jan 21, 2024

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The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2024. Appointment at the Associate level will be considered based on the applicant’s experience. We are searching for an individual to complement our existing strengths in seismology, geodesy, computational tectonics, earthquake rupture dynamics, earthquake physics, and seismic hazard. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong theoretical background in any subfield of seismology. CERI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture for all faculty and graduate students and we strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. 


Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of employment and show a demonstrated record or strong promise of research productivity. The successful candidate is expected to build a vigorous, externally funded research program, mentor MS and PhD graduate students, and teach graduate courses, one per semester, in her or his specialty.  As part of a University interdisciplinary research center, CERI faculty are engaged in a variety of regional, national, and international research projects ( More information about this position can be obtained by contacting the chair of the search committee, Eunseo Choi ( 


CERI is a state recognized Center of Excellence and is an independent academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.  The MS and PhD Concentration in Geophysics is housed alongside the Earth Sciences graduate program and has academic and research ties with the Departments of Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering. CERI has an additional role as a State of Tennessee entity that is periodically reviewed by the State legislature. CERI is a core member of SCEC, Statewide California Earthquake Center. Our facilities include access to the campus high-performance computing facility, a rock deformation laboratory, and an earthquake modeling and visualization laboratory. CERI has an extensive outreach and education program and is a fundamental source of information regarding the region's earthquake science and seismic hazard. 


Applicants should submit an application with cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of research, teaching and diversity, and the names and addresses (with phone numbers and email) of at least three references. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted through the University of Memphis WorkForUM online application system ( by February 2, 2024. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 


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