POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a tenure-track faculty position to conduct original research and strengthen existing expertise in the fields of geophysics, tectonics, environmental sciences, and petroleum geology. We are particularly interested in candidates who are proficient in the acquisition, processing and/or interpretation of 2 and 3D geophysical data, can conduct regional scale studies, and have experience using the latest geophysical characterization techniques to improve our understanding of physical and/or hydrological processes of the Earth.

We expect to hire at the assistant professor level; however, candidates with exceptional qualifications, including industry experience, may be considered for a higher rank.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT, UTEP, AND EL PASO: The Department of Geological Sciences at UTEP has a faculty of 15 and more than 150 graduate and undergraduate students. The Department is housed in an attractive 90,000 sq. ft. building, which contains faculty and student offices, laboratories, and classroom space, with research infrastructure that includes controlled source seismometers, passive source seismometers, gravimeters, magnetometers, and extensive computational and software resources. More information about departmental activities and facilities can be found at our web site: http://www.geo.utep.edu. The Department also participates in interdisciplinary PhD programs in Materials Science Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Computational Science.

UTEP is a national research university with an enrollment of over 23,000 students, the majority of whom are Mexican-American. The University, which employs nearly 3,500 faculty and staff, is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and adjacent to the State of New Mexico. El Paso, Texas, is the19th largest and the safest big city in the United States. UTEP’s strategic location, student body, and faculty research and expertise are focused on a range of topics of emerging national interest.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in the geosciences or closely related discipline is required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a funded research program, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and to teach introductory earth science as well as higher-level courses in the candidate’s specialty.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically via email in a single PDF document with “Faculty Position Application: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, complete contact information for at least three references, a statement of teaching, and a statement of research. Applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Aaron A. Velasco, Chair of the Search Committee

Geological Sciences

Email: aavelasco@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

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