Baylor University
Department of Geology
College of Arts and Sciences

Geology News Items


Aug. 29, 2012

Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a "high-research" institution. Baylor's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris.

The Department of Geology at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics, beginning August 2013. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geophysics, physics, or geology with an emphasis in geophysics at the time of appointment. The Department currently consists of 14 geoscientists (link to faculty).

Preference will be given to a candidate with a strong background in quantitative sciences whose research interests complement those of existing geophysical strengths in our department. Current strengths include earthquake seismology, potential field methods, geodynamics, and petroleum geology. Research involving processing and interpretation of seismic reflection data, and integrated interpretation with other geophysical and geological data, is desirable, although other research areas in geophysics would be considered. The successful candidate should have the potential to attract external funds and to build a strong research program involving graduate students. The successful candidate should also have the potential to build a vibrant teaching program including graduate and undergraduate courses in geophysics and/or petroleum geology.

Application Process: Send letter of application, including statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jay Pulliam, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Geology, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97354, Waco, TX 76798-7354 (Tel: 254-710-2361; e-mail: []. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 30, 2012 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.