Fall view of UAF upper campus, highlighting facilities related to seismology, infrasound, and satellite data (SAR). (Slide from Alaska Earthquake Science Facts)

Tenure-track faculty position in Seismology - University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Geophysical Institute (GI) and Department of Geosciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seek a new, tenure-track seismology faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The new hire will be part of the Seismology and Geodesy Group at GI, which sustains close collaborations with the Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), the Alaska Earthquake Center, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The new hire will split time between teaching and research, with 1/4 time teaching (3-4 credits per 9 month academic year) and 3/4 research at GI. Teaching will be at the graduate and undergraduate level, and the successful applicant will be expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students. The new faculty member will also support UAF’s service and outreach mission. After an initial startup period, the new hire will be expected to raise additional research support from external grant agencies by leading and collaborating on proposals for innovative new research.

We invite candidates with a PhD in seismology or related field and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should possess an interest in seismological applications for global nuclear monitoring, fundamental seismological research, and an openness to emerging methodologies for acquisition and analysis of large data sets. The new hire will be welcomed into an exciting and active academic and tectonic setting.

To apply or find more information go to the UA jobs site here:


Application review will start on July 28, 2022.

Please contact Carl Tape (ctape@alaska.edu) if you have questions.

**U.S. citizenship or Green Card is required for this position.**

UAF Geophysical Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. UAF is a federally designated Alaska Native Serving Institution. It is embedded in the Fairbanks community, which is made up of 65% White, 10% Black American, 10% Native American or Alaska Native, 9% Hispanic or Latino, about 5% Asian, and 0.8% Pacific Islanders. UAF is participating in the URGE (Unlearning Racism in the Geosciences) effort; go here for details. Please check out the DEI webpage for burgeoning efforts on campus. Applicants and potential applicants are welcome to contact UAF faculty (Ronni Grapenthin, Elisabeth Nadin) or others who are participating in these efforts.

Above: Youtube video showcasing research and life in the Seismology and Geodesy Group at UAF.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.