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Assistant Professor, Paleontology/Sedimentary Geology, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University seeks to fill a tenure track position in paleontology/sedimentary geology at the rank of assistant professor. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

For this position, we are seeking a geoscientist with research and teaching interest in paleontology as well as sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Desired areas of specialization include but are not limited to invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, palynology, ichnology, and paleoecology.

The successful candidate will collaborate as part of a diverse faculty with specialties spanning the geosciences and core strengths in disciplines relating to energy and environment. We are seeking an individual who will develop a vigorous, innovative, externally funded research program, who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and who will supervise MS and PhD students. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.

The School has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with analytical instruments and computer hardware and software to facilitate teaching and research in the School’s areas of specialization. The School has a wealth of equipment for field acquisition of geological and geophysical data. The School also hosts the Devon 3D Visualization Laboratory and operates a field camp facility near Cañon City, Colorado.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; reprints of three peer-reviewed publications; contact information for three referees; and separate statements of research, teaching, and diversity and that include a brief description of how the applicant’s research will interface with that of the School’s faculty. The application package should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031. Screening of candidates will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at http://geology.okstate.edu. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Jack Pashin (jack.pashin@okstate.edu). Committed to health and safety, Oklahoma State University maintains a tobacco-free work environment. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.