Job Opportunity: Research Staff at the University of Texas

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following two broadly defined areas: (1) Global Change, including but not limited to: climate, extreme weather, sea level, coastal processes, and cryosphere; and (2) Solid Earth Geophysics, including but not limited to: earthquake processes, geodesy, marine geophysics and tectonics, and solid earth-cryosphere interaction. We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes on Earth or other planets. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community at 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 in Earth Science or a related field.

We anticipate hiring at the Research Associate or Research Scientist rank. Research Associates and Scientists are part of the research staff at UTIG and receive six months of institutional salary support, with the rest obtained from externally funded research programs. Research appointments at UTIG follow a career track similar to that of academic faculty.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests, a one-page diversity statement, up to three recent peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three qualified persons who can provide the search committee a reference letter upon request. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2022. You can view and apply for the position on the University’s job page. Further information about the position can be found on the UTIG job listings page.