Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Glaciology

Orono, Maine (US)
Jun 05, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
Cryosphere Sciences
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Glaciology

Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences

The University of Maine Climate Change Institute (CCI) and School of Earth and Climate Sciences (SECS) invite applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Physical Glaciology.  The successful applicant will have a joint appointment salaried through the two units (55% CCI/45% SECS) with tenure home in SECS, and position responsibilities distributed as 60% research and 40% teaching.  We seek an individual who integrates observations from field study and remote sensing of critical cryosphere phenomena into a physical framework that joins glacier dynamics to Earth’s climate on short and long periods.  The individual will be expected to develop and carry out glaciological field investigations with an emphasis on ice sheet dynamics, and to establish and maintain collaborations with UMaine, national, and international research programs.  Potential research collaboration areas include those related but not restricted to: ice-ocean interactions and sea-level rise; understanding the tempo and causes of global climate change through geological observations; interpretation of ice core records with the larger Earth/climate system; ice sheets and mountain glaciers as indicators of past and future climate change; ice rheology; and coupled ice mechanics and geochemical evolution of glaciers.  We do not expect one individual to lead research in all of these subdisciplines, but rather to have the expertise, flexibility, and creativity to communicate with UMaine researchers across the spatial and temporal boundaries that separate these subdisciplines.  For more information, visit and

A PhD in glaciology or closely related field is required.  A documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, is essential.  Other measures of potential for success, such as postdoctoral experience, prior success in obtaining funding, student teaching and research mentoring, interdisciplinary research experience, collaboration capacity, polar field experience, international reputation and engagement, and excellent written and oral communication skills, are desirable.

Materials must be submitted at  Applicants will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter, a CV which fully describes their experience with specific reference to the required and desirable qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, statement of research vision, and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin July 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is January 2018.  For questions about the position, please contact

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.