Please bring this to the attention of your students, post docs etc.
Department of Geosciences- Western Michigan University
Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Sedimentary Geology: Sedimentary Basin Analysis, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is a growing center for geologic and environmental research, and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Sedimentary Geology; with emphasis in sedimentary basin analysis, sedimentology, and/or stratigraphy/sequence stratigraphy beginning August 2015. The position will be filled at the Junior Faculty level (Assistant/Associate Professor). Candidates should have a strong record of research and teaching, and must have received their Ph.D. in Geology, or a related field, at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will assist in enhancing the diversity on campus through demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The successful candidate expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program in the field of Sedimentary Geology is central to the successful applicant’s professional responsibilities. Professional responsibilities also comprise teaching undergraduate and graduate classes including, but not limited to: Historical Geology, undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy. Industry experience related to subsurface geology is advantageous since this experience has been important in attracting and supervising graduate students.
The Department has a strong tradition of both applied and basic Geosciences research highlighted by work in the areas of Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology, Geochemistry/Isotope Geochemistry, Tectonics, Remote Sensing, and Sedimentary Geology/ Sedimentary Basin Analysis. Research with a focus on applied geosciences through the years in Michigan has resulted in the development of the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE), the premier subsurface geological research and data repository for studies related to the Michigan basin, and the recent transfer (through legislative initiative) of the Michigan Geological Survey to Western Michigan University.
The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University (one of the top-100 public universities in the United States) is fully committed to the priorities of a “discovery driven, learner centered, and globally engaged” university. The department is one of the most research active units at WMU, has a substantial student population, confers BS, Masters and PhD degrees, and supports the general education mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.
Please visit www.wmujobs.org. The appointment process at Western Michigan University requires that each applicant submit a comprehensive vita or set of placement credentials and arrange for the transmittal of at least three recent letters of recommendation. Expected start date is Fall 2015. Open until filled. WMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable Federal and State Law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.