Departmental Openings | LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics

Faculty & Staff Openings

Faculty Positions:

Assistant Professor Geophysics

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Geophysicist at the level of Assistant Professor in the broad area of Geophysics, including Earth, Energy, Environmental, or Planetary Geophysics.  Collaborative opportunities at LSU include the College of Science, College of Engineering, and College of Coast and the Environment.  LSU’s Center for Computation and Technology offers powerful platforms for research with a substantial computational component.  


Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, independent extramurally funded research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of Geophysics.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or related field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of successful independent research.  Applicants should submit their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement describing how you will promote an inclusive learning environment and how your scholarship and mentoring practices will support a diverse academic community.   


Apply for the position at the link here.  Review of applications will begin 1 January 2024.  For more information on this position, please contact Darrell Henry at   


LSU is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.  LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ( 


The Department of Geology & Geophysics offers programs leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with over 20 faculty ( The department is housed in the LSU College of Science and maintains research programs in geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, palynology, paleoclimatology, earth and planetary materials, and earth and planetary surface processes. The successful applicant will complement these existing strengths. Numerous opportunities are available for collaboration with other departments on campus, including those in the College of Science, College of Engineering, and with the LSU High Performance Computing Center. LSU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research R1 University, and a Land-, Sea- and Space-Grant University. LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana, as well as the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System.  


LSU External Geophysics Assistant Professor Link

LSU Internal Geophysics Assistant Professor Link


Staff Positions:

No positions currently available