Assistant Professor, Eng. Geology, Portland State University
Portland State University, Oregon, United States
Start reviewing process: 1 November 2022

Portland State is hiring an Assistant Professor in Engineering Geology: Short position summary below. Engineering Geology can be interpreted broadly such that lived experience may count towards preferred qualifications including experience with geotechnical investigations, landslides, earthquakes, groundwater, hazards, and climate change. Also, the Nov. 1 deadline listed is definitely rolling -- we plan to continue receiving and reviewing applications at least through November. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


The Department of Geology and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in engineering geology starting in Fall 2023 (75% in Geology and 25% in Engineering).

The candidate’s research, applied geology experience, and/or teaching should include near-surface engineering geology of the built environment in the context of urbanization, infrastructure development, and natural hazards. The successful candidate will develop an applied and externally funded research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students. We are looking for someone who can teach engineering geology classes. Depending on background and interests, the hire may also teach structural geology, landslides and slope stability, introductory geology, environmental geology, geostatistics, and/or other upper division classes in their area of expertise.

We seek someone with a PhD from an accredited university who will complement existing strengths within these departments, and develop connections with locally based engineering and environmental firms and government agencies. The ideal candidate has experience that will enable them to connect with and support our increasingly diverse student body through advocacy and mentorship, a record of externally-funded scholarly activities and associated publications in peer-reviewed literature, and evidence of teaching excellence.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution, and seeks applications from diverse candidates who are committed to equity in geoscience training, with lived experience in historically marginalized communities, in order to better serve an increasingly diverse student body (48% non-white, 46% first generation students, and 46% Pell grant recipients).

Adam M. Booth, Associate Professor
Department of Geology, Portland State University

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Geodynamics Focus Research Group