[unav_all] Faculty search in Earthquake Science at USC

Thorsten Becker thorstinski at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 02:38:16 MDT 2013

Dear colleagues,

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 
Center (SCEC).

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 
system science.

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 
process-exosphere interactions.

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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