[unav_all] Faculty search in Earthquake Science at USC
thorstinski at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 02:38:16 MDT 2013
Please note that USC is opening a faculty search in earthquake science
as described below.
Thorsten W Becker - http://geodynamics.usc.edu/~becker
University of Southern California
Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences
The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the
University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is
searching for a leader in the science of seismic phenomena for
appointment as Professor of Earth Sciences.
It is expected that this hire will affiliate with and potentially become
part of the leadership team for the Southern California Earthquake
The headquarters of SCEC is located at USC but Center activities involve
numerous institutions and disciplines. At present, these activities
receive significant funding from NSF, USGS, and other government and
industry sources. The scope of SCEC research is determined by its
collaborating groups and faculty as well as by its leadership, including
the Director. We seek to appoint an individual who can offer a
compelling vision on how to build on existing strengths in geophysics
within the Earth Sciences department and who will be a leader in fault
Present SCEC initiatives balance observational, theoretical,
experimental, and computational approaches to basic and applied fault
mechanics research and hazard assessment. SCEC-funded research uses the
geological setting of Southern California as a regional test-bed for
collaborative research that has numerous societal and economic
implications. Reflecting the diversity and challenge of its mission,
SCEC also engages in extensive education and outreach activities.
Faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences at USC have diverse research
interests that are aligned with earthquake science as well as the
general area of Lithospheric Systems Dynamics and solid Earth-surface
We encourage applications from qualified scientists from all appropriate
disciplines, with an appointment expected as a tenured Full Professor.
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field. In order to be
considered for this position, all candidates must also apply via the
"Apply for this Posting" button at the top or bottom of this page.
Applications should also send a CV and cover letter to Search Chair Will
Berelson (berelson at usc.edu); inquiries are welcome.
USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in
employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups
are encouraged to apply.
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