Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geosciences

Baylor University

Job Description

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. 

To apply please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements describing your research agenda and funding goals and your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, a copy of a transcript from the highest degree grant institution, and contact information for three references via Interfolio using this link: .  

Complete applications must be submitted by 10/20/2023. For further information or questions contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dan Peppe at

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