Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Palisades, New York
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Feb 14, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
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The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position with expertise in marine geophysics. Applicants should have a strong record of innovative research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose expertise complements that of the current research staff and whose research uses innovative observations to examine fundamental solid-Earth processes, including but not limited to deformation, magmatism, and the cycling of water at plate tectonic boundaries and the formation and evolution of oceanic lithosphere. We also encourage applicants whose research aligns with Lamont’s strategic initiatives (

Lamont Assistant Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research programs with external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link: Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, and should arrange for the submission of at least three letters of reference to Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2018 to ensure timely consideration.

For more information contact:

Office of the Director

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

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