Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Department of Geosciences, Solid Earth Geoscientist

Baylor University

Job Description


Posted: 21-Jul-23

Location: Waco, Texas

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Physical Sciences

Internal Number: 4415089

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Department of Geosciences, Solid Earth Geoscientist
Location: Waco, Texas
Open Date: Jul 19, 2023
Deadline: Oct 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Baylor University's Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Solid Earth Geosciences, effective Fall 2024. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment and potential to develop an outstanding, externally funded research program.
The most competitive candidates will establish a clear connection between their research program and current big-picture questions in the fields of Solid Earth Geosciences.
The specific area of expertise is open and includes field- and lab-based methods in areas including, but not limited to, geodynamics, active tectonics, geophysics, volcanology, basin analysis, geochronology, structure, petrology, mechanics, faulting, hazards, seismology, geodesy, and high-temperature geochemistry.
Top applicants will also enthusiastically commit to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Teaching opportunities may include a broad scope of undergraduate and graduate classes such as structural geology, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, geochemistry, geophysics, and field camp. It is expected that teaching responsibilities will include existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Geosciences and new course offerings in the candidate's area of expertise.
Baylor Geosciences offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Geoscience and includes 11 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists with significant departmental facilities and resources. Many collaborative research, teaching, and mentorship opportunities will exist for our new Solid Earth Geosciences hire within the Department of Geosciences and across the university.
To learn more about Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Geosciences, please visit these links: and .
About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas , Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate , guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Candidates should possess an earned doctorate by the time of appointment, with post-doctoral experience preferred, have a sustained record of research accomplishment, and evidence of the potential to generate external funding commensurate with their career stage.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded program of research and contribute to our doctoral program ( ).
Candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following: mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduates, teaching including development and delivery of instructional materials; engagement with programs directed toward first-generation students; active involvement in scientific outreach; service to the scientific community; and direction and supervision of graduate and/or undergraduate research.
Application Instructions:
To apply, visit
Please submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio:
(a) letter of application; (b) current curriculum vitae; (c) statement describing research agenda and funding goals (maximum of 3 pages); (d) statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests (maximum of 2 pages); (e) copy of the transcript from highest degree-granting institution indicating receipt of degree (unofficial copy acceptable for application; if the Ph.D. is in progress, a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours should also be submitted showing progress towards Ph.D.); and (f) contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation-candidates invited for an interview need to provide official transcripts.
Complete applications must be submitted by 10/20/2023.
Questions concerning the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Dan Peppe at
Baylor University is committed to making information and resources available via the web accessible for all users. If you are a job seeker and need accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our open positions, please call 254-710-2000.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.
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