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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR, United States of America


Full time

Entry level


Preferred education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
21 March 2024

26 February 2024

Job description

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Oregon State University

Department: Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci (OAS)

Appointment Type: Academic Faculty

Job Location: Corvallis

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.

Job Summary:

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track/tenure Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position (depending on qualifications) in Marine Geology.

Any hiring at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor with indefinite tenure will be subject to a successful out-of-cycle tenure review process:

We seek to hire a sea-going marine geoscientist as a member of the faculty in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences who complements and expands current expertise within the Geology and Geophysics discipline group ( studying evolution and dynamics of ocean basins, plate tectonics, and/or Earth’s mantle and mantle plumes.

The ideal applicant integrates their own field-generated data with additional information and techniques to understand processes relating to marine geology, including but not limited to, lithosphere formation and evolution, volcanology, authigenic sedimentary rock formation, rifting, intra-plate, large igneous province, arc volcanism, and/or ore development. Experience conducting hard rock sampling expeditions (dredging, drilling and/or ROV operations) are required. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in oceanography, geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
The duties of this position in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) include teaching, research, and service. Other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the College. The incumbent will undertake research in the area of hard rock marine geology, with particular emphasis on petrology. The incumbent will teach classes in the fields of marine hard rock geology and related topics.

Oregon State University (OSU) and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences are committed to maintaining and enhancing its collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity, and equal opportunity. All OSU faculty members are responsible for helping to ensure that these goals are achieved. CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion across all their duties, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups.

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


  • Top 1.4% university in the world
  • More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
  • 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
  • 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
  • 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
  • 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
  • 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
  • 217k+ alumni worldwide
  • For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
  • Retirement savings paid by the university.
  • A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
  • Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
  • Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

50% – Research/Scholarship:
Develop, establish, and maintain an active program of scholarly research with distinction as evidenced, for example, by national and international recognition, and or external funding. Establish and maintain a program of research that supports timely promotion in rank and includes significant contributions to the field and/or broader impacts that benefit society. Publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books or other media as appropriate to the area of interest. Disseminate research results by participation at national and international conferences and symposia, and other appropriate outreach and engagement efforts. Supervise research staff, graduate research assistants, and/or student employees as needed.

25% – Research Management:Manage the dredging component of the National Science Foundation-supported Marine Rock and Sediment Sampling (MARSSAM) facility, which provides logistical and shipboard support with collection and archival of seafloor samples, including all aspects of proposal submission, budget development and oversight, and annual and final reporting.

15% – Teaching/Advising:
Undertake teaching and advising activities across different levels of the undergraduate or graduate curricula in the core requirements of the discipline or areas of expertise and specialization, and instruct classes using in-person, hybrid, or online modalities. Demonstrate command of the subject matter taught and undertake course and curriculum development and pedagogical development. Mentor and advise graduate and/or undergraduate students on their development, including the choices they face relating to academic program, research projects, or career directions, and interact with students in more informal settings. Direct student research projects and internships and serve on masters and doctoral thesis committees for students in CEOAS or in other units on campus.

10% – Service:
Provide service to the college, university, and scientific and broader community to sustain and promote the college and university research, educational and outreach missions. Service may include but is not limited to: leadership or service on college and university-wide committees and other activities that contribute to the effectiveness of the college, university, and profession; support academic programs through strategic planning and student recruitment; service to professional and/or community organizations; activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion both within the college and in the larger academic community, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups; and participation in outreach and engagement activities including efforts to make research results available to the broader public.

What You Will Need

  • PhD in Earth Sciences or related discipline by the start of employment.
  • Evidence for publication in peer-reviewed journals of original research related to hard rock marine geology.
  • Potential to teach igneous processes in the ocean basins.
  • Ability to develop an externally funded research program.
  • Research experience conducting a marine hard rock sampling expedition.
  • A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

For individuals seeking the rank of Associate or Full Professor:

  • Candidate should meet the OSU teaching, advising, research and service criteria for appointment at the desired ranks (see the OSU Faculty Handbook for details).
  • OSU will consider previous years of experience at other, similar institutions towards timelines for rank or tenure promotions

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience teaching Earth Science courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Research experience planning and/or leading a marine hard rock sampling expedition.
  • Experience working with geological sample repositories.
  • Experience developing an externally funded research program.
  • Research experience conducting dredging operations.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

This position may require the ability to work in laboratory environments, field environments, and at sea on research vessels for day trips or extended periods, dependent on research needs. Field environments and at-sea work may require working in rough terrain, inclement weather, and/or strenuous environments and conditions.

The ability to lift/carry/ push/pull objects weighing 25 pounds is required.

Travel is required as needed to advance research programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 7, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A Resume/CV; and

2) A Cover Letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) A Statement of Research

4) A Statement of Teaching

5) A Diversity Statement that answers the following:

  • Please state how your background and experience has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity. (Limit 1 page)

Letters of Reference will be requested on finalists only. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for (3) referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.

For additional information please contact: Joseph Stoner at
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our website including the section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at

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