Overview

The Geology Program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in carbonate petrology, beginning August 15, 2018. The successful candidate must have a strong background in carbonate petrology, depositional systems, and diagenesis. The applicant should have combined field, laboratory, and modeling research experience that will enable the establishment of an innovative, externally-funded, research program. The successful candidate is expected to build effective collaborations with the energy industry in the Permian Basin, direct graduate student research at the MS level, and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education. Interested applicants must have a PhD in the geoscience field and an outstanding research record. This growing department is situated in the heart of the Permian Basin, one of the most important hydrocarbon-producing regions in the world; faculty often have the opportunity to partner with oil companies on student thesis-projects and grants related to problems in producing carbonate and clastic oil/gas fields. The finalist for the position will be required to submit a grant proposal to the University of Texas Rising STARs grant program which offers substantial research start-up funding (More information: https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/academic-affairs/stars-program). More information about the Geology Program can be found at http://www.utpb.edu/geology.

Candidates are required to submit the following: cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, complete contact information for at least three references, and the application forms at ( http://www.utpb.edu/services/business-affairs/human-resources/employment-opportunities). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit their materials to:
University of Texas Permian Basin
Dr. Sumit Verma, Geology Program Head
4901 University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Email: Verma_s@utpb.edu

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from all groups of qualified individuals are encouraged. This position is security sensitive and subject to Section 51.125 of the Texas Education Code. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment.