Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: R. S. Yeats Endowed Professorship in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology
Oregon State University
Department: Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci (OAS)
Appointment Type: Academic Faculty
Job Location: Corvallis
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applicants for a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) faculty position to fill the R. S. Yeats Endowed Professorship in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology. The Yeats Professorship generates funds on an annual basis to be used at the discretion of the appointee.
For academic-track positions, it is CEOAS policy to hire faculty on a 12-month, 0.75 FTE appointment (equivalent to the traditional 9-month, 1.0 FTE appointment) where additional salary can be supported by external grants up to 1.0 FTE. Consideration for indefinite tenure is coincident with evaluation for promotion to Associate Professor.
Any hiring at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor with indefinite tenure will be subject to a successful out-of-cycle tenure review process: https://facultyaffairs.oregonstate.edu/out-cycle-tenure-review-procedure.
The ideal applicant integrates field-generated data with additional information, using analytical and/or computational techniques, to understand processes and patterns of crustal deformation over earthquake-cycle and longer timescales. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, continental deformation, subduction zones, paleoseismology and paleogeodesy, and fault-zone mechanics. Desirable candidates will conduct field-based interdisciplinary research that integrates geological and geophysical data with the aim of improving society's understanding of and resilience to seismic hazards. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
The successful candidate will demonstrate capabilities and/or high potential for research and teaching excellence that will inspire the next generation of geoscience students and early career researchers. This includes 1) creatively contributing to teaching undergraduate courses in subjects such as structural geology, field geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and/or geological oceanography as well as graduate courses in specialty, 2) building an international reputation in research in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology and a strong externally funded research program, and 3) contributing to on-going college- and university-wide efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all career stages and from historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
CEOAS is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system and is home to one of the world's leading oceanography programs. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories, two oceanographic research vessels, and several national facilities and centers. The College has an annual research expenditure budget of more than $110 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, other federal agencies, and private foundations. OSU is also one of four lead institutions on the recently funded Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center, affording the successful applicant with an opportunity to interact with this 5-year initiative to study the Cascadia subduction zone and its associated hazards. OSU will also soon take ownership of a $25M NVIDIA super-computer, which will be a university-wide resource for computational research.
OSU and CEOAS are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity, and equal opportunity. CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups (https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/strategic-plan; https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/initiatives/moving-forward-together). Faculty are also expected to contribute efforts to improve access to experiential learning opportunities. OSU and CEOAS strive to build and sustain a welcoming, collegial and inclusive campus environment.
CEOAS has approximately 100 faculty, 150 graduate students, and over 1000 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography, and an M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Oceanography, Climate Science, Geography and Geospatial Sciences, and Environmental Sciences as well as several minors and certificate programs.
If you have any questions, contact Search Committee Chair Peter Clark.
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Oregon State University offers a https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
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50% – Teaching
40% – Research/Scholarship
10% – Service
What You Will Need
• Doctoral degree in Geology, or cognate field.
• A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting, to advancing the participation of diverse groups and to supporting diverse perspectives.
• Potential for or record of high-quality, independent scientific research in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology consistent with career stage.
• Potential for or record of teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, consistent with career stage.
• Potential for or record of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology consistent with career stage.
• Potential to establish or record of an externally funded research program of high impact and longevity in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology group.
• Proficiency in oral and written English.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
For the Associate Professor rank, applicants must also show evidence of:
• demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, advising, service;
• achievement in scholarship and creative activity that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for distinction;
• appropriate balance of institutional and professional service.
For the rank of Full Professor applicants must show evidence of:
• distinction in teaching, advising, service, or other assigned duties, as evident in continuing development and sustained effectiveness in these areas, new and innovative teaching, curricular development, awards and recognition;
• distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate’s wide recognition and significant contributions to the field or profession;
• exemplary institutional and professional service, and an appropriate balance between the two.
• OSU will consider previous years of experience at other, similar institutions towards timelines for rank or tenure promotions.
What We Would Like You to Have
• Potential for or record of teaching in Field Geology, Structural Geology, and Geophysics courses.
• Potential for or record of field-oriented research in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology.
• Potential for or record of interdisciplinary collaboration.
• Potential for or record of engagement with underrepresented groups in the Earth Sciences.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position may require working in the field and laboratory around the world. Field work may require working in rough terrain, inclement weather, and strenuous environments and conditions. The ability to travel as needed to advance their research program may be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 29, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
Letters of Reference will be requested on finalists only. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.
For additional information please contact:Peter Clarkclarkp@onid.orst.edu
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
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