Two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University

Duan, Benchun bduan at
Thu Jul 8 20:34:36 UTC 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to share that the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for two 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions. This is an open-discipline search. A group of faculty in the Department are very interested in adding colleagues in seismology and/or geodesy to complement our research strengths in earthquake science, rock deformation, numerical modeling, and geophysics. Below is the formal ad for this search.

The Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is conducting a search to fill two tenure-track positions with 9-month academic appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We seek creative faculty members who will lead vibrant, cutting edge research programs that can leverage the strengths of Texas A&M and the Department of Geology & Geophysics, while expanding our reach into national and international-scale initiatives. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  This is an open-discipline search and we seek applicants with backgrounds that strengthen or complement research within the Department of Geology and Geophysics. For more information please refer to:<>. This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, contribute to transformative teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in departmental and college activities.

The Department of Geology and Geophysics is part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, the interdisciplinary Environmental Programs and Water Management and Hydrologic Sciences degree programs, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and other interdisciplinary centers including the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems and the Center for Tectonophysics. Texas A&M University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, located at the center of the Bryan/College Station metro area with its dynamic and international community of over 270,000 people.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. The TAMU College of Geosciences Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan can be found at Applications from members of minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be actively sought.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance, including the Dual-Career Program (


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but is not required. Initial review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, a separate statement that demonstrates evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as names and contact information for at least three references to

Informal inquiries or requests for more information may be sent via email directly to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Mark E. Everett

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843‐3115

Email: everett at

Thank you and take care,


Benchun Duan, Ph.D.
Francesco Paolo di Gangi/Heep Endowed Professor in Theoretical Geophysics
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3115
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