Assistant Professor, Field Geologist in Stratigraphy/Sedimentology or Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology - Angelo State University

published Oct 7, 2014 2:32pm
The Department of Physics and Geosciences at Angelo State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geology at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. We seek candidates that demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and field geology with a specialty in either: a) igneous or metamorphic petrology, or b) sedimentology and/or stratigraphy. The successful candidate will teach courses in their specialties and assist in teaching field methods, field camp, and introductory geology courses. He or she will also conduct research involving undergraduates and assist with departmental and university service. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills.

The successful applicant will be the fourth faculty member in a new and growing geology program of approximately 80 majors. He or she will have the opportunity to develop new courses and shape a new undergraduate degree program. Our current strengths are in geophysics, hydrogeology, and structural geology.

Angelo State University, in West Texas, is within easy driving distance of Rocky Mountain and Basin and Range exposures in the Big Bend region, the Davis Mountains volcanic field, and the Guadalupe Mountains. The nearby Llano uplift, also exposes Precambrian intrusive igneous rocks and metamorphic tectonites overlain by deformed Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. San Angelo itself is on the eastern shelf of the Permian basin.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference may be submitted to Human Resources at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

ASU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.