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Endowed Chair in Structural Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin is looking for an Endowed Chair in Structural Geology to take up a tenured position at the full professor level.

We seek a creative individual with a vigorous science program who uses constraints from the field to enhance our understanding of the processes that shape the planet. We take a broad view of the often inter- and cross-disciplinary research addressed by structural geology but an ability to extract constraints on the ground, teach structural geology, and mentor field-based students is required.

We also put emphasis on synergy and collegiality and seek an individual who complements the range of research efforts at the department and the Jackson School, and whose interests are aligned with departmental strengths such as in lithospheric dynamics.

The appointee is expected to establish a world-class research program and fulfill regular teaching, mentoring, and service roles at the department and should have a proven record of obtaining external research funding. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

As part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Department of Geological Sciences has ~50 faculty and a community of ~90 research scientists in the Institute for Geophysics and Bureau of Economic Geology, with a broad range of specialties, as well as access to outstanding research facilities and support.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 2-page statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for five references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at For questions related to the search, please contact Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.