Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Applied Geophysics
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied geophysics at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2017. We seek candidates who use a combination of field-based geophysical methods and quantitative methods to examine crustal or lithosphere dynamics; earthquake processes; petroleum or metal exploration geophysics; subsurface fracturing and fluid flow; or environmental geophysics. 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.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, housed in the College of Science and Engineering, offers B.S. degrees in Geology, Environmental Science, and Meteorology, and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Earth and Ecosystems Science. The expertise of faculty members spans research areas across the geosciences, including hydrogeology, environmental modeling, Earth surface processes, climatology, and geochemistry. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.eas.cmich.edu.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in geophysics, geological sciences, or a related field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate (1) the potential for outstanding teaching, (2) the potential to develop a vigorous research program that involves students and attracts external funding, and (3) strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have postdoctoral experience (academic or industry), a demonstrated record of receiving external funding, and teaching experience.
Review of applications will begin October 15th, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for 3 referees through an online process at http://www.jobs.cmich.edu. Requests for further information may be addressed to Dr. Lawrence Lemke at L.D.Lemke@cmich.edu.
Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research high (R2) doctoral university, CMU is recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate and research programs. CMU is a student-focused university with opportunities for leadership, internships, and off-campus volunteer programs. CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see www.cmich.edu/aaeo/).