Paleonet: tenure track sed/strat position at Virginia Tech

Shuhai Xiao xiao at
Sun Aug 22 20:39:54 GMT 2010

Dear Norman,

Could you forward this job ad (below) to the list?




Shuhai Xiao

Professor of Geobiology
Department of Geosciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Tel: 540-231-1366
Fax: 540-231-3386
Email: xiao at






Tenure-Track Faculty Position(s).  The Department of Geosciences at Virginia
Tech invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in
sedimentology/stratigraphy starting in the Fall of 2011. Particular subareas
of interest include, but are not limited to, physical sedimentology,
sedimentary basin analysis with emphasis on marine seismic stratigraphy,
high-resolution sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary (bio)geochemistry,
chemostratigraphy, and Earth systems history. The position is at the
assistant professor level, but outstanding senior candidates will also be
considered. The successful candidate is expected to develop an
internationally recognized, externally funded, multi-disciplinary research
program; and to actively participate in the undergraduate and graduate
teaching mission of the university. This position is one of several hires in
the Departments of Geosciences and Biological Sciences to support the
Virginia Tech College of Science research clusters in Integrated Studies of
Earth Systems and Energy/Environment. To receive full consideration, the
applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Geosciences or a related discipline at
the time of appointment and a demonstrated capability/promise to develop an
active research program. Preference will be given to candidates whose
research areas complement existing strengths in the department.

Consideration of applications will begin as early as November 8, 2010 and
will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate
with rank and experience. Please visit (posting #
0100596) to apply on-line for this position. Applicants should provide a
cover letter, resume, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of
at least four referees who are familiar with their work. For further
information, visit the Department of Geosciences website (
<> or contact Search Committee chair
Dr. Shuhai Xiao by e-mail (xiao at Virginia Tech is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and the recipient of a National
Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase
the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.



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