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Research Assistant Professors

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Research Assistant Professors

College/School/Unit: Jackson School of Geosciences
Posted: Sep 14, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled


The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire two Assistant Research Professors in the broadly defined area of Natural Hazards, with emphases in (1) Active Crustal Deformation and (2) Coastal Processes. We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes to investigate Natural Hazards and understand events (e.g., earthquakes, storms/extreme climate), as well as behaviors of natural systems. Successful candidates will contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community at UTIG and The University of Texas at Austin through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and through engagement with colleagues, postdoctoral scholars, and students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be near completion of this degree. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from nontraditional research backgrounds and from scientists who understand the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education and research.

Assistant and Associate Research Professors at UTIG typically receive six months of institutional salary support, with the rest obtained from externally-funded research projects; institutional support typically increases to eight months upon promotion to Research Professor. Current research foci at UTIG include: climate dynamics in both the modern and past; ice sheet and ocean dynamics; marine geology and geophysics; solid earth geophysics and tectonics; and planetary geophysics and habitability.

UTIG is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, which houses top research programs across a range of areas in Earth and Planetary Sciences. UTIG is also closely allied with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and with several research centers and programs at UT focused on emerging Earth Science problems, such as the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, Marine Science Institute, Center for Space Research, and Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. UTIG employs both computational- and field-based technical support staff, and operates a variety of field equipment and lab facilities. UTIG is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible geosciences where all scientists succeed at the highest level.


A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications should include: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Brief (~2 page) research statement, 4. One page service/mentorship statement, 5. Copies of up to three recent peer-reviewed publications, and 6. Names and contact information of three references who can provide a letter upon request.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2024. For additional information about the application process, please contact Rosalind Gamble ( For additional information about the position, please contact the search committee chair: Sean Gulick (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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