Job ID: 129090

Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics

University of Kansas

  • Sep. 13, 2019
  • Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics
  • Geology
  • University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geology - Geophysics
    Geology/Geosciences - General

Position Overview

The Department of Geology at the University of Kansas seeks applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, faculty position in the broad field of Applied Geophysics. We seek an outstanding colleague who uses geophysical data, models, and/or develops new algorithms to understand geologic processes that affect society, and interfaces with existing departmental strengths, such as hydrogeology, tectonics, sedimentary geology, paleontology, and glaciology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, direct graduate students, and participate in teaching geophysics at graduate and undergraduate levels. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. Refer to for additional information about our department and the University of Kansas.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.

Job Description

Teaching/Advising (40%): Teach geology and geophysics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Research (40%): Develop and conduct an active research program, publishing in appropriate journals. Seek and obtain external funding for the research program. Supervise undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students’ research.

Service (20%): Provide service to the department, university, profession, and society.

All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Geology, or a related discipline is expected by the start date of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish an active externally funded research program.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Research interests complementary to those of faculty of the University of Kansas Department of Geology.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Leigh A. Stearns

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application will include the following items:
A letter of application, including a Research Statement, a Teaching Statement, and a Diversity and Inclusion Statement;
A complete CV; and
Names and contact information of at least three individual who can be contacted for letters of reference.
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review will begin November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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