Structural Geology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Structural Geology (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)
College/Unit College of Science and Engineering
Home Department Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/16/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in structural geology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2018. We seek a colleague whose research interests are focused on surficial or crustal level investigations with applications to regional or basin-scale tectonics; petroleum exploration; water resource development; reservoir/aquifer modeling and geomechanics; or subsurface fracturing and fluid flow. The ability to incorporate geophysical data and geographic information systems into their research is advantageous. S/he should be also be adept at employing and teaching surficial field methods that our B.S. geology majors need to successfully complete their capstone field camp course. The selected candidate will support the department’s programs through engaging, student-centered teaching, develop an externally-funded research program that involves students, and actively contribute to service initiatives that advance the department, college, and university.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in structural geology or a related field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate (1) potential for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) potential to develop a vigorous research program that involves students and attracts external funding, (3) strong verbal and written communication skills, and (4) the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have postdoctoral experience (academic or industry), a demonstrated record of receiving external funding, college-level instructional experience, and potential to collaborate with existing faculty.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application in order to be considered an applicant for this position.

Applications must include: a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin October 30th, and continue until the position is filled.

Requests for further information may be addressed to Dr. Lawrence Lemke.

About the Department

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, housed in the College of Science and Engineering, offers B.S. degrees in Geology, Environmental Science, and Meteorology, and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Earth and Ecosystems Science. The expertise of our faculty members spans research areas across the geosciences including hydrogeology, environmental modeling, Earth surface processes, climatology, geochemistry, and geophysics. Further information about the department can be found at the departmental website.

Posting Begins 08/21/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript Copies
  2. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Other Document (2)