Career Opportunities

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences or closely-related field with teaching experience and research activity in paleobiology that complement our existing strengths. The candidate must be able to teach introductory geology courses, especially Earth History, develop and teach one or more courses in their field of specialty, and mentor student research. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and to seek external funds to support their research activities, with relevant fields being vertebrate or invertebrate paleobiology, microevolutionary and/or macroevolutionary patterns, response of organisms to global climate variability through time, and/or taphonomy. The candidate will be expected to mentor students and direct student-driven research projects. The candidate must also be able to serve as curator of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston by demonstrating evidence of past curation, collections management, using collection specimens in their research, and/or museum experience. A Ph.D. is required at the time of employment. For those attending, we can arrange to meet with interested applicants at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis and the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact Tim Callahan (callahant@cofc.edu) for information about this position.

 

TWO-YEAR TEACHING POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - MINERALOGY/PETROLOGY - DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

DePauw University invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral position in the Department of Geosciences beginning August 2019. We are seeking a broadly-trained geoscientist with specialties in Mineralogy and/or Petrology to complement our existing strengths in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology/tectonics, and environmental geoscience. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in the liberal arts context, an active scholar in their field, and a contributor to a vibrant, student-centered curriculum in the Department and the University. Evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy is essential.

Ideal candidates will have the desire and the ability to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year seminars, and to provide a balance of classroom, laboratory, field and research experiences for our students. Candidates should have broad interests beyond their specialty. We are especially seeking a person who can develop and teach environmentally-themed courses for both majors and non-majors. The teaching assignment for this position is two lab courses and one non-lab course per year. Candidates are encouraged to maintain a productive research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will have access to the full range of available faculty development opportunities including teaching, writing, speaking and critical thinking workshops, funding for research and travel to professional conferences, mentoring by current faculty members, and summer stipends for course development or research with students. Department funds are available to support course-related field trips during the academic year and field-based courses during our January and May terms.

Candidates should submit the following material through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/54222): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page summary of research interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences both in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We will meet with selected candidates, if attending, at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, November 5-7, 2018. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Frederick M. Soster, at fsoster@depauw.edu.

DePauw University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

PROVOST’S FELLOWSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. This funding program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in Earth and Planetary Sciences, such as women, Black/African-American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow for a three-year term, during which they will be able to pursue their independent research interests under the mentorship of the departmental faculty. The expectation is that the Fellow will use their appointment and the resources at the University to establish themselves as an emerging leader in their particular field of research. The Fellow will automatically be considered for promotion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the department at the end of the fellowship period. To aid in this effort, the Fellow will meet regularly with the Chair and a Faculty Mentoring Committee during which they can discuss issues that arise as they navigate their early career and develop their research program.

A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment and without a tenure track appointment at another institution. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three reference letters through the University's Academic Careers website academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55736. A statement of teaching interests will be required upon consideration for appointment to assistant professor.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES

The Department of Geosciences at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates should have a strong foundation in “hard rock” geology, and we are especially interested in applicants with expertise in and/or who can teach courses in mineral resources and sustainability. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include mineralogy and petrology, and other courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. The successful candidate is also expected to establish an active research program and to engage undergraduate students in their scholarship. A Ph.D. in Geosciences is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. Details about the Department of Geosciences may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/geosciences. For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/53297. Review of applications will begin on November 1. We will accept applications until December 10, 2018. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

GEOCHEMISTRY OF NEAR SURFACE ENVIRONMENTS

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Isotope Geochemistry and/or Analytical Geochemistry of Near Surface Environments at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. We seek a colleague who creatively uses isotopic and/or analytical approaches to understand processes and changes in near surface environments in modern and ancient systems, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and/or the upper crust. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Earth Sciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and through service in the department, college, and university. The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the College of Science and Engineering and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: http://www.esci.umn.edu).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, names and contact information of three references, and, if applicable, a list of any planned presentations at conferences in fall of 2018. These materials must be submitted online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ - search for Requisition Number 325790.

Appointment may begin as early as August 2019. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact R. Lawrence Edwards, Chair of the Search Committee at edwar001@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment, and whose members serve as role models for a diverse student body. The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty.

 

T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies–their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. We encourage people with interests in any aspect of the Earth and planetary sciences to apply. To give a sense of the diverse interests of our Chamberlin Fellows, in recent years Fellows have included people whose research focuses on the effect of clouds on climate, asteroid impacts, biogeochemical cycling, and petrology/geochronology.

Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: chamberlin@geosci.uchicago.edu Applicants should also arrange for letters to be sent by their named references to the same address. Consideration of complete applications (those including letters of reference) will begin October 8, 2018, and exceptional applicants will be contacted after review to schedule on campus interviews.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.