The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown invites applicants for one (1) tenure-track faculty position in Geology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated starting date of Fall 2017. We are seeking a broadly-trained candidate with a preferred specialization in structural geology, neotectonics, or geophysics, and with a dedication to outstanding teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will be a member of the recently instituted B.S. in Geosciences degree program which has concentrations in petroleum geotechnology, environmental geology, and geochemistry. Teaching responsibilities for this position include first-year courses for geology majors and upper-level geology courses based on the successful candidate’s areas of interest and the needs of the Natural Sciences Department. This position requires the establishment of a field-based research program that actively engages undergraduate students. The faculty member is expected to pursue funding to support their research and to engage in service activities that support the mission of the department and UHD.



  • PhD in Geology

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • A record of engagement in research appropriate to a predominantly undergraduate institution and with experience and a clear interest in directing undergraduate students in research
  • Experience in structural geology, geophysics or neotectonics with strong interest in developing and teaching upper-level courses in these areas and in teaching/co-teaching a Field Geology course during summers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to collaborate with others and foster relationships with Houston’s petroleum industry

For additional information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.uhd.edu/postings/2789 .

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.