Director of the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019
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Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
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2305 Speedway Stop C1160
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin (UTIG), one of the three principal units in the Jackson School of Geosciences, seeks applications for the position of Director, which may include a concurrent faculty appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences (qualifications for faculty position must be commensurate with rank). UTIG is a world leader in expeditionary-scale geophysical research, numerical modeling and computational-enabled discovery, conducting research in four broad themes: climate; energy; marine geosciences, seismology and tectonophysics; and polar and planetary geophysics. It has a staff of about 75 research scientists and support staff. Both graduate and undergraduate students play important roles in the UTIG research mission. The science vision of the Institute is described in more detail at

An accomplished leader is sought to provide strategic vision and outstanding operational management, to foster high-quality research programs, and to guide the UTIG community to the next level of accomplishment and impact. The UTIG Director will maintain and strengthen the culture of collaboration and innovation in the Jackson School of Geosciences, expand the reputation of the institute, promote diversity within the institute and demonstrate commitment to a high-quality student experience.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g., geology, geophysics, oceanography, planetary sciences, etc.), and will have experience in the administration of complex organizations and research programs, a demonstrated record of high-quality research and publications, and excellence in people management and communication skills. Involvement in international and/or large federal programs, and leadership in academic and professional activities is desired.

An applicant should submit a letter of interest, a vision statement (including your perspectives on how to advance both scholarly excellence and diversity in the workplace at UTIG), CV, and list of four references (with titles and email addresses) electronically to Additionally a resume must be submitted at the UT Austin Jobs website: Questions should be directed to Dr. Gail Christeson or Dr. Sean Gulick, co-chairs, UTIG Director Search Committee at and References will only be contacted with permission of the candidates.

Review of applications will commence on Jan. 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired target date for the new director to assume duties is Sept. 1, 2019.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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UTIG Director Search Committee
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Gail Christeson
UTIG Director Search Committee