Three Positions in Sedimentary Geology

The University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for three tenure-track positions in the general field of sedimentary geology. Hiring will be at the assistant professor level with up to one hire at the associate professor level. Experience and qualifications will be used to determine the appropriate title of assistant or associate. This is a cluster hire that will focus on interpretation of records of changing environments on Earth’s surface.

We are particularly interested in researchers with a focus on the areas of paleoclimate, paleoceanography, paleogeography, biogeochemistry, carbon cycles and proxies, the role of tectonics in building the sedimentary record, source to sink processes, and coastal evolution. The research of successful applicants may concentrate on either chemical or clastic sedimentary rocks and may use data from outcrops, cores, modern environments, the subsurface, or experimental or modeling studies. Integration of geophysical data, petrographic observations, and facies analysis is particularly encouraged.

The successful candidates will be expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications in the geosciences, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH.

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 responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Furthermore, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about the department can be found at Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in earth science or a related field at the time of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of at least three possible references and their contact information. Applications should be submitted online through A background check is required prior to interviewing. Questions about these positions may be directed to search committee chair Julia Wellner (

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Applicants—please note it doesn’t matter which of the three online links (below) that you apply to. All applications will be considered in a single pool.