Structural Geologist, Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

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The Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Structural Geology to begin Fall 2023. We seek individuals who will establish a vigorous research program, are enthusiastic about teaching, will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research, and will work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusivity through their teaching, research, and service efforts. The ideal candidate will complement our existing teaching and research strengths in tectonics, petrology, geomorphology, and geophysics by developing new courses and research avenues in structural geology. We broadly seek individuals who will apply field-based observations and analytical techniques to understand the structural and tectonic evolution of the Earth’s continental crust and lithosphere. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the structural analysis and evolution of mountain belts, the kinematics and rheology of faults or shear zones, and the timescales and rates of continental deformation. Primary teaching responsibilities include structural geology, field mapping and methods (field camp), and advanced courses in structural geology and tectonics, as well as introductory / physical geology courses.

For details about the position, application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website: Careers - Faculty | Human Resources | Western Washington University ( 9-month salary range will be $75,000-82,000 depending on experience.

Review of applications begins December 16, 2022 and continues until position is filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Sean Mulcahy ( or the Geology Dept chair, Bernie Housen ( for questions about this position.

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