Tenure Track Position - University of South Carolina

Andrew aleier at geol.sc.edu
Wed Sep 29 16:58:38 UTC 2021

The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) at the University of
South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor
position in Physics of the Earth & Environment beginning August 16, 2022.
We seek an individual who uses innovative and interdisciplinary approaches
to geophysics to examine physical processes anywhere from the Earth’s deep
interior to surface layers. Applicant’s research interests may address
geophysical aspects of environmental and near-surface issues, engineering
and petrophysical applications, geohazard prediction and mitigation, as
well as deep Earth and tectonic processes. The successful candidate will
complement, strengthen, and diversify the School’s research program in
Earth and environmental sciences, and will direct an active,
externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include
an undergraduate non-majors course, an upper-level undergraduate course for
SEOE majors and a graduate-level course related to the candidate’s

The position requires a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field by the time
of the appointment. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita,
research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information for
three references via the USCJobs site at:
http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106566. For additional information, please
contact Dr. Andrew Leier, Physics of the Earth & Environment Search Chair (
aleier at geol.sc.edu). Review of complete applications will begin November
12, 2021.

The SEOE is a multidisciplinary unit with approximately 600 undergraduate
students, 80 graduate students, and 33 faculty representing research areas
ranging from Marine Science to Earth Science to Environmental Policy and
History. The SEOE houses excellent analytical facilities and is committed
to enhancing the research infrastructure available to faculty, staff, and
students. These include the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory at North Inlet
Estuary (baruch.sc.edu) and HPC clusters on the Columbia campus.

The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the
state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one
of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report),
three comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, and USC
Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC
Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union, and Fort
Jackson/Extended University).  Together, the USC System institutions offer
more than 450 degree programs on campus and online, and are uniquely
positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research
needs.  The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve
the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world.  Our
diverse engaging faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually
stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or
employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender
identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status,
pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


Andrew Leier
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
University of South Carolina
701 Sumter St. EWS 617
Columbia, SC 29208
aleier at geol.sc.edu
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