Job Opportunity: Director of the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics


The Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) seeks applications for the position of Director, which may include a concurrent faculty appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences.  UTIG is a world leader in expeditionary-scale geophysical research, numerical modeling, and computational-enabled discovery. The UTIG Director will maintain and strengthen the culture of collaboration and innovation in the Jackson School of Geosciences, expand the reputation of the institute, promote diversity within the institute, and demonstrate commitment to a high-quality student experience.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field and will have experience in the administration of complex organizations and research programs, a demonstrated record of high-quality research and publications, and excellence in people management and communication skills. Involvement in international and/or large federal programs, and leadership in academic and professional activities is desired.

An applicant should submit a letter of interest, a vision statement (including your perspectives on how to advance both scholarly excellence and diversity in the workplace at UTIG), CV, and list of four references (with titles and email addresses) electronically to Additionally a resume must be submitted at the UT Austin Jobs website: Questions should be directed to Dr. Gail Christeson or Dr. Sean Gulick, co-chairs, UTIG Director Search Committee at [email protected] and [email protected]. References will only be contacted with permission of the candidates.

Review of applications will commence on Jan. 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired target date for the new director to assume duties is Sept. 1, 2019.