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Vacancy: Crustal Dynamics, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics

Devils Elbow Extensional Fault
The Devils Elbow Fault, Colorado River Extensional Complex

Dec 5th 2017

The University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Crustal Dynamics. The successful candidate will be expected to build a vibrant, extramurally funded research program in the broadly defined area of crustal processes and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. We seek applicants who complement existing research strengths within the department and across the university. Research focus is open including, but not limited to, lithospheric deformation, basin analysis, Earth surface processes, and the interplay of crustal processes with the biosphere or atmosphere. We particularly encourage applicants who address questions from the grain scale to the global scale and who integrate field, theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches. The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimun Qualifications:

Earned doctoral degree in Geoscience or in a closely related discipline by the position start date

Demonstrated potential to develop a nationally competitive, externally funded research program producing a strong output of scholarly publishing.

Demonstrated potential to mentor and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Materials:

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: 1) a current CV, 2) names and contact information for three references, and 3) research, teaching, and diversity statements that describe the candidate’s research program, their teaching philosophy and experience, and their vision for fostering inclusiveness as well as cultural and intellectual richness in the geosciences.

Review of applications will begin on January 5th, 2018. 

To apply & for further details

Meet with us at AGU in San Francisco Dec. 11 - Dec. 15!

Contact Brandon McElroy (chair of the search committee) or Mike Cheadle, Barbara John, John Kaszuba and Andy Parsekian for details

Some Information about Geology and Geophysics and UW:

The department comprises 26 faculty serving approximately 180 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. Geology and Geophysics faculty have access to exceptional laboratory, field, and computational resources including:


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