Tenure-Track Faculty position in Geofluids and/or Geomechanics

Penn State University

University Park, PA, United States 🇺🇸


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The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA invites applications for a position in Geofluids and/or Geomechanics to be filled at the level of Assistant Professor, although in exceptional cases more senior candidates will be considered.  We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate commitment to advancing diversity. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and houses top-ranked research programs in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental/ climate sciences. For this position, we are particularly interested in candidates who contribute to and complement our existing and long-term strengths in plate tectonics, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, geohazards, geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, glaciology, rock and sediment mechanics, geochemistry, and energy geomechanics.  Penn State hosts campus-wide initiatives in water resources and the College of EMS hosts the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards which provide opportunities for collaboration in the areas of natural hazards, material science, and energy engineering.

Applications should be submitted online and include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, and a separate diversity statement that demonstrates a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. Additionally, we request names and contact information for four references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Don Fisher, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]  

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences relies on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs.


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