Department of Physics
University of Houston
The Department of Physics at the University of Houston seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track position in Seismic Physics a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience. This position is to establish and direct a fundamental experimental research group supported by industry and federal funding. The research focus is to identify and address prioritized and pressing challenges involved in effectively generating and recording seismic data. The research group could complement, cooperate and collaborate with several theoretical seismic physics groups in the department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related subject and strong communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and a strong track record in seismic acquisition, in either the petroleum industry or academia would be desirable. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and in mentoring students in research. Effective communication skills are required. Applications should include: (1) a detailed cover letter describing the applicant's background and qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of philosophy, interest, and experience in teaching, (3) a detailed statement of proposed research, including plans for involving students and for seeking external support, (4) a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. The applicants must apply at http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33147. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue through January 2016 or until the position is filled. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE program. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.