Structural Geology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor) in United States

at Central Michigan University
Location United States
Date Posted December 11, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in structural geology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2018. We seek a colleague whose research interests are focused on surficial or crustal level investigations with applications to regional or basin-scale tectonics; petroleum exploration; water resource development; reservoir/aquifer modeling and geomechanics; or subsurface fracturing and fluid flow. The ability to incorporate geophysical data and geographic information systems into their research is advantageous. S/he should be also be adept at employing and teaching surficial field methods that our B.S. geology majors need to successfully complete their capstone field camp course. The selected candidate will support the department’s programs through engaging, student-centered teaching, develop an externally-funded research program that involves students, and actively contribute to service initiatives that advance the department, college, and university.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in structural geology or a related field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate (1) potential for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) potential to develop a vigorous research program that involves students and attracts external funding, (3) strong verbal and written communication skills, and (4) the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have postdoctoral experience (academic or industry), a demonstrated record of receiving external funding, college-level instructional experience, and potential to collaborate with existing faculty.

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