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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment

Assistant Professor in Physics of the Earth & Environment

Position Announcement
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in
Physics of the Earth & Environment
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) 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 specialty.

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@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.

 


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