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Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 4477179
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

50601 Professor and Endowed Chair of Earth Science
Department of Earth Sciences

Location: Dallas, TX
Open Date: Sep 01, 2022

Position No. 0050601. The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University invites applications to a fully endowed professorship named in honor of C.W. Matthews to be filled at the associate or full professor rank. We are seeking applicants with internationally recognized research programs in geochemistry, biogeochemistry or geology, including economic geology, that incorporate experimental/analytical stable isotope methods and build on existing departmental facilities and expertise. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to maintain an outstanding externally-funded research program, to effectively teach and mentor a diverse student body of graduates and undergraduates, and to supervise professional staff. The department engages in fundamental and applied research using quantitative, measurement-based approaches focused on Earth system interactions with current specialties in petrology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, tectonics, environmental studies, climate related systems, water cycle and aqueous systems, life and its history, atmospheric acoustics, remote sensing, seismology, and natural and anthropogenic hazard and risk. All faculty are committed to full participation in the educational mission of the department; this includes teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to provide professional training in the Earth Sciences in a liberal arts environment. The position will start August, 2023.


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Applications received by November 15, 2022, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application will include a CV, statements on research and teaching, a diversity statement, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. For more information, please visit the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences or contact

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation's most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Dallas' quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore SMU at

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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