Assistant or Associate Professor - Subsurface Science and Imaging - (FAC003201)



The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to advance subsurface science and technology and to understand systems related to geological carbon storage, geothermal energy, geological energy storage, energy exploration and optimization, and critical minerals exploration. Desired skills and experience include but are not limited to any of the following: novel imaging and subsurface characterizations using seismic and electromagnetic methods, artificial intelligence and machine learning, inference and imaging of subsurface permeability due to fluid-rock interactions, hydraulic fracture growth modeling and imaging, fluid and geomechanical properties of containment and storage units, and monitoring methods and sensor design for high-temperature hydrothermal and enhanced/superhot geothermal systems.

Successful candidates are expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to provide synergy with existing research at UH, to develop externally funded research programs that are internationally recognized, to mentor student research at graduate and undergraduate levels, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH.

EAS welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the Department and College’s commitment to excellence. More information about the department can be found at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/ .

Applications received by November 30 th, 2023 will receive full consideration. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching interests, 2) a statement of research interests, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) a list of at least 3 referees with contact information. Applications should be submitted online using the following link: https://www.uh.edu/human-resources/careers/

Any questions about this position may be directed to the Department Chair, Thomas Lapen ( tjlapen@central.uh.edu ).

Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field at the time of the appointment.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidates. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal background check.

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