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Assistant or Associate Professor in Earth Science

Employer
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Consummated with experience
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Discipline
Atmospheric Sciences, Geochemistry, Near Surface Geophysics, Seismology
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Paid
Sector Type
Academia

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the broad field of Earth surface processes.  EAS seeks dynamic researchers and educators who can establish externally funded research programs and engage students in their research.  We are particularly interested in research that focuses on understanding processes related to the interactions between the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and/or atmosphere.

We welcome applicants with a range of research interests, but preference will be given to applicants who complement departmental faculty strengths. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to, geomorphology, including eco-geomorphology, fluvial processes, pedology, coastal processes, sea-level fluctuations, and/or paleoclimatology. Research methods may include data from outcrops, cores, modern environments, and the subsurface, and may integrate geophysical, experimental, and/or modeling studies.

Successful candidates are expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to provide synergy with existing research at UH, to develop externally funded research programs that are internationally recognized, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH. 

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. Furthermore, EAS welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the Department and College’s commitment to excellence. More information about the department can be found at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field at the time of the appointment.

Applications received by December 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching interests, 2) a statement of research interests, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) a list of at least 3 referees with contact information.

Notes to applicants: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. A background check is required prior to interviewing. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Any questions about this position may be directed to the Department Chair, Thomas Lapen (tjlapen@central.uh.edu).

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