Job posting: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Position in Structural Geology – Colorado State University


Assistant Professor Position in Structural Geology – Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences Structural Geology

The Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University seeks to fill a position in structural geology at the Assistant Professor level. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment with a preferred start date of January 2015.  Primary responsibilities include (1) teaching undergraduate through advanced graduate courses in structural geology and related fields, and participating in the summer field course, (2) building a strong externally funded research and graduate teaching program, (3) advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, (4) contributing to department, university, and national/international service and outreach.  Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Requirements are:  (1) a Ph.D. in geology or related discipline, (2) a strong research record and future potential in structural geology, and (3) evidence of research and teaching interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that can catalyze new interdisciplinary directions in the future.  Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) an interest in research that draws on field observations, 2) an interest in geoeducation and potential for excellence in teaching, including field-based learning, 3) a good publication record and future publication potential, 4) the ability to obtain and manage external research funding, and 5) ability to establish strong research and graduate teaching programs.

The Department of Geosciences offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.  In keeping with the mission of a Land Grant University, the program is known for its strength in field-based research, commitment to teaching, outreach to solve resource management problems, and basic research programs in sedimentology/stratigraphy, petrology/geochemistry, tectonics, hydrogeology/geomorphology, petroleum geology, economic geology, seismology/geophysics, and geodynamics.  The department maintains state of the art UNIX and PC computational facilities, geophysical facilities that include near-surface seismic, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar systems, LIDAR, and a Scintrex CG5 gravimeter, and hosts a Re-Os TIMS facility. Other instrumentation available on campus includes a JEOL JSM-6500F SEM, a JEOL JSM2100F TEM, a PerkinElmer Elan DRC II ICP-MS, an ICP-AE, an XRD, and a light element stable isotope facility.

Our location in northern Colorado offers excellent local and regional opportunities for field-based research and teaching in the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado High Plains. Numerous opportunities exist for multi-institutional collaboration given our proximity to other research universities, the USGS, EPA, other state and federal agencies, and strong regional environmental, petroleum, and mineral industries.  Fort Collins is a mid-size city with a high quality of life, a pleasant climate, good schools, and spectacular opportunities for outdoor recreation.  It is often ranked as one of the top five locations to live in the U.S. Proximity to Denver provides ready access to a major metropolitan area and a major international airport.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of at least three referees by April 11, 2014 to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For additional information, visit: or contact Derek Schutt (search chair) at or at 970-491-5786.  Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review to the entire faculty of the Department of Geosciences.

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