The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), a research unit of the Jackson School of Geosciences, seeks to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth and other planets – from their cores to their atmospheres – to provide answers to key problems that affect us all. We aim to be a home for geophysical research and world-leading scientists, whoever they may be.
UTIG conducts expeditionary-scale geophysical research of the Earth and other planets, which seeks to:
- Assess the Earth’s resources, environment, and hazards;
- Ask fundamental questions about the evolution and habitability of Earth and other worlds;
- Create an equitable and accessible research environment that encourages diverse thinking within UTIG and our partner organizations;
- Train the next generation of scientists.
Commitment to a Respectful Workplace
At UTIG, we aim to conduct rigorous and impactful research, while treating everyone with respect and dignity. In pursuing our activities, we make the following commitments that apply in both physical and virtual spaces:
- We strive to maintain at all times a collegial, professional and equitable environment.
- We treat everyone with dignity, courtesy, respect, and compassion, independent of their career path, career stage, or personal attributes.
- We listen to diverse viewpoints and are respectful of others’ right to express their own points of view.
- When conflicts arise, we commit to acknowledging them and addressing them respectfully and directly, with the specific aim of strengthening our community.
- We will not tolerate intimidation or retaliation against anyone for raising a concern or making a report in good faith, or for cooperating in an investigation.