Baylor University
Department of Geosciences
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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 is pleased to announce a search for a new faculty position for hire at the Associate or Full Professor level with an open starting date beginning in August of 2013, in Paleoclimatology or Paleoclimate Modeling. The Department currently consists of 14 geoscientists, including geologists, geophysicists and geographers (link to faculty). A Ph.D. in Geology, Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, or related field is required at the time of appointment. The Geology Department seeks an individual with an established, strong research record and a research area that compliments the existing group of 6 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in terrestrial paleoclimatology. Some examples might include biogeochemistry or paleoclimate modeling applied to field and laboratory studies of terrestrial climate records archived within fluvial (river and floodplain), eolian (loess and sand dune), lacustrine (lake), and coastal systems. The individual must be able to communicate and collaborate with Geology faculty members who are currently engaged in studies in the general area of paleoclimatology, and to carry out a vigorous externally funded research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching is essential, with both undergraduate and graduate courses that might include paleoclimate modeling or biogeochemistry, as well as other courses in his/her area of specialization. Research space for terrestrial paleoclimatology is available in the 500,000 ft2 "state-of-the-art" Baylor Sciences Building, and startup funds associated with this position are highly competitive.

Send letter of application, including statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Steven G. Driese, Paleoclimatology Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97354, Waco, TX 76798-7354 (Tel: 254-710-2361; applications sent by e-mail to: The review of applications will begin December 1, 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.