Structural Geology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States

Job description

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in structural geology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2018. We seek a colleague whose research interests are focused on surficial or crustal level investigations with applications to regional or basin-scale tectonics; petroleum exploration; water resource development; reservoir/aquifer modeling and geomechanics; or subsurface fracturing and fluid flow. The ability to incorporate geophysical data and geographic information systems into their research is advantageous. S/he should be also be adept at employing and teaching surficial field methods that our B.S. geology majors need to successfully complete their capstone field camp course.

The selected candidate will support the department’s programs through engaging, student-centered teaching, develop an externally-funded research program that involves students, and actively contribute to service initiatives that advance the department, college, and university.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in structural geology or a related field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate (1) potential for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) potential to develop a vigorous research program that involves students and attracts external funding, (3) strong verbal and written communication skills, and (4) the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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Established in 1892, Central Michigan University has an enrollment of 27,000 students, including approximately 20,000 students on the university’s main campus. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral research university, CMU is recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate and research programs.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see