Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position, Tarleton State University - Structural Geology

published Nov 6, 2017 9:33am
The Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics at Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in structural geology to start Fall 2018. The successful candidate will support the geosciences program by providing engaging, student-centered teaching; develop an active research program that involves undergraduates; and actively contribute to service and outreach initiatives that advance the department, college, and university. Candidates will be expected to instruct the following courses: Structural Geology, Plate Tectonics, Basin Analysis, Physical Geology, Natural Disasters, and other courses as deemed fitting. All submissions must be made electronically through Tarleton's employment site. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

Required Qualification: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in structural geology or a related field. ABD status may be considered, as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by time of appointment—September 1, 2018. Candidates must have the ability to apply and teach in a dynamic field environment. In addition, candidates must demonstrate potential for outstanding teaching, potential to develop an active research program that involves students, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: The ability to teach additional courses from a wider background is preferred, but not essential. A candidate whose research complements a growing concentration in petroleum geology—particularly those focusing on regional or basin-scale tectonics, petroleum exploration, or subsurface fracturing and fluid flow—is ideal.