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Kansas State University Assistant Professor in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Assistant Professor\ \ Department: 3670020120 Geology\ Job no: 516293\ Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Education / Instructional\ Pay Grade: 001\ \ \ About This Role:\ The Department of Geology at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sedimentology, beginning August 2024.\ \ We seek an enthusiastic and versatile geoscientist able to contribute to our growing bachelor\'s and master\'s degree programs. The position requires excellence in teaching and mentoring, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the Department and the University. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate theses, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.\ \ The successful applicant will ideally carry out research in the broad area of sedimentary geology and/or stratigraphy. Anticipated areas of specialization could include carbonate or clastic sedimentology, depositional environments, basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary facies, and/or diagenesis. Research that interfaces with the broad area of the energy transition (e.g., groundwater / geothermal systems, carbon or hydrogen sequestration, etc.) is desirable, as is the ability to combine field skills with a broad range of analytical methods to quantify geologic processes. The new faculty member will be expected to teach our undergraduate course in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy and develop upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialty; they will also be expected to supervise research students in this area of geoscience.\ \ Why Join Us:\ The Department of Geology (http://www.ksu.edu/geology) currently includes 12 faculty members, and a vibrant and growing undergraduate and master\'s program. Existing research strengths include: geochemistry, geophysics, geodynamics, groundwater and surface-water hydrology, geomicrobiology, isotope geochemistry, economic geology, geochronology, surficial processes, structural geology, and igneous petrology.\ \ We currently occupy an attractive older building and continue to implement an ongoing program of renovation to modernize laboratory and classroom space. Moreover, the university is also actively pursuing new facilities that will provide the space our department needs to continue to grow. Analytical and computational resources exist within the department and across campus. See for example, https://www.k-state.edu/directories/research-facilities.html. We have a supportive alumni group who help to provide scholarships, research and travel funds for our students. Opportunities for collaboration within the university exist with faculty members in the departments of Geology, Biochemistry, Biology, Agronomy, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geography & Geospatial Sciences.\ \ The programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are central to K-State\'s historic and present missions. The College contains more than 22 departments and offers several special programs and secondary majors. With more than 4,500 students, it attracts the largest enrollment of any K-State college. K-State is a Land Grant University with an enrollment of over 21,000 students. It has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars si ce 1986. As part of its new strategic plan, Kansas State University aims to lead the nation as a next-generation land-grant university - setting the standard for inspiring learning, creativity, discovery, and engagement that positively impacts society and transforms lives in Kansas and around the world.\ \ Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits\ \ We Support Diversity and Inclusion:\ Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}.\ Worksite Options:\ This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.\ \ Vis