The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire two Research Assistant Professors in the broadly defined area of Natural Hazards, with emphases in (1) Active Crustal Deformation and (2) Coastal Processes.
We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes to investigate natural hazards and understand events (e.g., earthquakes, storms/extreme climate), as well as behaviors of natural systems. Successful candidates will contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community at UTIG and The University of Texas at Austin through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and through engagement with colleagues, postdoctoral scholars, and students.
About the position
Assistant and Associate Research Professors at UTIG typically receive six months of institutional salary support, with the rest obtained from externally-funded research projects; institutional support typically increases to eight months upon promotion to Research Professor.
Research at UTIG
Current research foci at UTIG include: climate dynamics in both the modern and past; ice sheet and ocean dynamics; marine geology and geophysics; solid earth geophysics and tectonics; and planetary geophysics and habitability.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be near completion of this degree. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from nontraditional research backgrounds and from scientists who understand the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education and research.
How to Apply
Applications should include:
- 1. cover letter,
- 2. curriculum vitae,
- 3. brief (~2 page) research statement,
- 4. one page service/mentorship statement,
- 5. copies of up to three recent peer-reviewed publications, and
- 6. names and contact information of three references who can provide a letter upon request.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/132225 by January 15, 2024.
The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.