School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-School of Earth Sciences-ASSTPROF [#8066]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio, United States [map]
Subject Area: Geology and Geophysics / Tectonics
Starting Date:2017/08/16
Appl Deadline:2016/11/15 finished (posted 2016/09/22, updated 2016/11/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Description: The Ohio State University seeks qualified candidates for a 9 month, tenure-track faculty position available in Columbus starting autumn semester 2017. We will consider applicants in a broad range of disciplines within the fields of sedimentary or structural geology. We welcome applicants for the sedimentology/stratigraphy position with research and teaching interests in sedimentary facies architecture at the basin-scale, process sedimentology, or Earth history. Applicants for the structural geology position may have research and teaching interests in how the earth changes over time through internal processes at all scales from microns to mountains, including causes and consequences of solid earth movement, plate tectonics, mountain building, and other internal workings of the planet.

The successful applicant will maintain an active, externally funded research program, and complement existing expertise in the School of Earth Sciences in energy science, global climate change across a range of timescales, geodynamics, and hydrology. This individual could also provide a major role in the teaching of our BS capstone course, Field Geology, and contribute broadly to our undergraduate and graduate teaching mission and ongoing efforts to grow enrollments across the curriculum.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Geological/Earth Sciences. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Matthew Saltzman at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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