Lamar University — Assistant Professor, Earth & Space Sciences

Assistant Professor Position in Sedimentology-Stratigraphy/Paleontology, Lamar University

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Lamar University seeks to hire a sedimentologist-stratigrapher or paleontologist for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Expertise in both areas is preferred. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in the geosciences. Ability to teach and conduct research in Sedimentology-Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and possibly Geomorphology, including labs in each of these courses is required. Candidates must have the ability to undertake field work, including leading field trips and potentially teaching or aiding with teaching Geology Summer Field Camp.

We seek candidates that will teach and develop an active research program in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleontology. This includes submission of research grants and contract proposals to various internal and external funding entities, presentation of research at local, regional, national, and international conferences, and publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Knowledge and use of geospatial technologies, including GIS and remote sensing is a plus. Candidates should be prepared to teach any combination of courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences that they are qualified to teach. These may include, but are not limited to, Sedimentology-Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geomorphology, Historical Geology, Physical Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Faculty of Lamar University are also expected to participate in service opportunities at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels (e.g., advising students, serving as mentors to students, participating in committees, serving in professional organizations, and helping with other departmental through university duties as needed). In addition, the candidate is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate commitment to working effectively with students from minoritized and marginalized social groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

If interested, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three references, unofficial transcripts, and other miscellaneous materials online at Please refer to Position #499686 and posting number 202218 for correspondence.

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.