The Department intends to pursue additional hires in this direction in future years, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose strengths will complement existing research programs within the Department.

Geology: We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass the origin, evolution, or dynamics of the continents.  The successful candidate will develop a strong field-based research program, complemented by expertise in modern analytical techniques or in numerical or analogue modeling.  Candidates with an interest in understanding continental evolution in deep geologic time are particularly encouraged to apply.

Geophysics: We encourage applications from candidates who will develop an observationally based research program using geophysical methods (e.g. seismology, geodesy, or potential fields) to study the Earth at the crustal or continental scale.  We are particularly interested in those applicants whose work is relevant to societal concerns including natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanism, and associated hazards, or environmental change to the hydrosphere or cryosphere.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and names and contact information of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

To apply please go to:, complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file.  If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to

The application deadline is September 15, 2015 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.