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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 240999-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Geology/Cartography

Position Summary:

The Department of Geoscience ( at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in lithospheric and/or near-surface seismology at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. We value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching.

Our department comprises a community of scholars exploring fundamental questions about the Earth, life, and the environment. Our research and teaching span many aspects of geoscience, including: geophysics, surface processes, rock mechanics, hydrogeology, tectonics, structural geology, glaciology, geodesy, geochronology, sedimentary geology, isotope geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, paleoclimate, paleobiology, and biogeochemistry. We value research that links these sub-disciplines.

Principal Duties:

The successful applicant will contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of the Department of Geoscience. They will develop a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor students, and participate in professional, public, and university service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment.

Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to: earthquake source processes, structural seismology, volcano seismology, induced seismicity, fault dynamics, large-N networks, and distributed acoustic sensing.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The successful applicant will have:
1) demonstrated experience in research related to seismology on Earth,
2) a record of research publication,
3) demonstrated potential for internationally recognized research in the field of specialization, and
4) a commitment to teaching and mentoring students.

Prior post-doctoral experience in research and teaching is preferred, but not required.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a faculty candidate who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research collaboration in key areas of current and future research promise and approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to inclusiveness and excellence in research and teaching.

For more information about working and living in our community, please consult the following web sites:

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For further information or questions, please contact Professor Kurt Feigl, Chair of the Seismology Search Committee, via e-mail at



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The position announcement can be found at (240999-FA). Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Applicants should submit a single PDF-format document that includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information (email address and phone numbers) for three references, and (4) statements discussing: (a) research, (b) teaching, and (c) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. Item (4) should not exceed six pages in total. These materials must be submitted as a single document online at:

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 21, 2021, although the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kurt Feigl
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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