Assistant / Associate Professor

Miami, Florida
9 month faculty position - salary negotiable
Aug 29, 2018
Sep 28, 2018
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy

The Department of Marine Geosciences (MGS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami (UM), seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track position at either the assistant or associate professor level in the fields of geodynamics, geodesy, or cryosphere dynamics.  We are interested in candidates accomplished in (1) applying geodynamic modeling or geodetic techniques to the wide range of active geological processes and hazards, or (2) measuring or modeling of sea level changes, a field of direct relevance to Miami.  We encourage applications from candidates who will utilize NASA’s current and forthcoming Earth Observation missions as well as data from other satellites. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and participate in the teaching mission of the Department and the School at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  She or he should present specific plans to achieve these objectives. Teaching ability in numerical modeling methods, hydrogeology, petrology, or structural geology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate should also present plans to interact with the MGS Geodesy and Seismology group, and to exploit resources at the UM Center for Computational Sciences and/or the UM/RSMAS Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS).  

A Ph.D. in geology, geophysics or related field is required.

The position will be based at RSMAS but will also involve undergraduate teaching at the Coral Gables main campus of UM.  Questions should be directed to Sam Purkis, Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences ( or the Chair of the Search Committee, Keir Becker (  Applications will only be accepted electronically, through the career website at Positions #R100025583). Applicants should provide cover letter, CV, names and contact information for at least three potential references, and a statement of research plans and teaching interests.  Ideally the position will start no later than beginning of Fall Semester 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.