Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering

Department:  Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Position Title:  Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering

The Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering (GGPE) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering (tenure track) to begin in August 2018.  We seek a candidate with expertise in the collection and application of remotely-sensed data (satellite, drones, or aircraft) for water resources, geotechnical, geohazards, renewable energy, ecosystem, and/or climate change research.  Candidates must also be proficient in GIS.  Experience with computational analysis of large remote sensing data sets, development of new data analysis techniques, and/or experience working in developing countries will be advantageous.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing, GIS, and other areas of expertise, research, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic, independent, and externally-funded research program and to collaborate with colleagues on campus in cross-disciplinary research.

A Ph.D. in geological engineering or closely related engineering discipline or eligibility for professional engineering registration is required at the time of appointment.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery.  Rolla, Missouri, is also home to the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science and the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, which provide many opportunities for collaboration with USGS scientists.  The Geological Engineering Program, part of the GGPE Department, has 6 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 80 undergraduate students, 50 on-campus graduate students and 65 off-campus graduate students.  The Geological Engineering program offers ABET-accredited B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

More information about the department can be found at  For further information about the program or this position, please contact Dr. Katherine Grote (GeoEng Program chair and search committee chair) at

Applications must be submitted on-line through the Missouri S&T Human Resources site at  Application materials must have the position reference number, 00070457. Documents for upload must include: (1) a letter summarizing the candidate’s experience and qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy.  Names and contact information for four references must also be provided.  The search committee will begin view of applications on December 11, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.