Geology Program, Department of Physical Sciences,
University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The Geology Program in the Department of Physical Sciences of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin seeks a Geoscientist for a tenure-track faculty position (any rank). All areas of the Geosciences related to Energy will be considered. Preference may be given to outstanding candidates in Hydrology and or Brine Water Geochemistry or related fields, including applications to energy production and hydraulic fracturing. The candidate should combine field, laboratory and modeling investigations and will establish an innovative, externally-funded, world-class research program and build effective collaborations in their area of expertise with the energy industry in the Permian Basin. The applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. level and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education. Interested applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field and an outstanding research record. This growing department is situated in the heart of the Permian Basin, one of the most important petroleum- producing regions in the world; faculty often have the opportunity to partner with oil companies on student theses' projects and grants directed at problems in producing fields, brine aquifers and geothermal energy. The finalists for the position will be required to submit a grant proposal to the University of Texas STARs grant program which may offer the successful applicant substantial research start-up funding. More information about the STARs program can be found at: More information about the Department of Physical Sciences can be found at:

All interested applicants should download the application forms from and submit their materials to Ms. Jessica Raymond, Please reference: EW_Hyrdo16 in email. Applications are due by January 15, 2016 and review will begin shortly after.

Applicants are to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three letters of reference as well as the application forms. The position is expected to be filled by June 1, 2017. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the chair of the Physical Sciences Department, Dr. Kyle Beran at

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion.

The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression.

The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2752.

Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas of the Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.

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