Endowed Chair in Sedimentary Geology

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an Endowed Chair in Sedimentary Geology to fill a tenured position at the full professor level. We seek a creative individual who has an innovative research program in sedimentary geology and addresses questions related to clastic sedimentation, dynamic stratigraphy, depositional systems, and basin architecture over geological time scales, with broad applicability to the energy industry. A demonstrated ability to integrate a range of approaches and data types is required, potentially including field-based inquiry, linked surface and subsurface investigations, incorporation of seismic data, and analytical or modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and excel at teaching, mentoring, and service roles within the department, and should have a strong record of securing external research funds. We seek an individual who facilitates collaborations among faculty, researchers, and students in the department and university, and is capable of teaching courses over a wide range of geoscience topics, particularly courses in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and basin analysis.

As part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (www.jsg.utexas.edu), the Department of Geological Sciences (www.jsg.utexas.edu/dgs) has over 50 faculty and a community of research scientists with a broad range of specialties, as well as access to outstanding research facilities and support. The department has one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any Earth science program in North America and is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, statement of teaching, statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and contact information for at least 5 references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at apply.interfolio.com/55030. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information about the department is available at http://jsg.utexas.edu/dgs. Address questions about the position to Charlie Kerans (ckerans@jsg.utexas.edu), and about the application process to Patrick Stafford (stafford.patrick@jsg.utexas.edu).

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

published: 27 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.