Assistant Professor of Structural Geology

Central Michigan University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full time position in the broad field of structural geology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in 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.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, housed in the College of Science and Engineering, offers B.S. degrees in Geology, Meteorology, and Environmental Science, and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Earth and Ecosystems Science. Further information about the Department is available at

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. 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.

Review of applications will begin October 30th, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references through an online process at Requests for further information may be sent to Dr. Lawrence Lemke at

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education identifies CMU as a doctoral university with higher research activity (R2) recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate and research programs. CMU is a student­focused university with opportunities for leadership, internships, and off-campus volunteer programs. CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities (see


published: 26 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.