Assistant Professor in Organic Biogeochemistry

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Oct 04, 2018
Nov 03, 2018
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As part of a larger investment to create a new Science of Living System Initiative, the Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Biogeochemistry, beginning in the Fall Semester 2019.  Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time employment begins. Specialties may include, but are not limited to 1) investigating biogeochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth’s surface across the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from global to molecular; 2) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of Earth’s biogeochemical cycles; 3) surficial biogeochemical systems and cycles, including their modification through climate change and human activities; 4) mineralogy and biogeochemistry of earth materials; 5) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes and their applications in environmental remediation; and 6) environmental health related to air, soil, and water pollution. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a leadership role in propelling our new interdisciplinary Earth System Science PhD Program.  Collaborative research programs that are regional or global in scope are currently active with faculty in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science, College of Engineering, and College of Agriculture. New faculty with expertise in Organic Biogeochemistry will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in the areas of hydrogeology, climate change/paleoclimate sciences, environmental geochemistry, and sedimentary geology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses based on his/her expertise. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2019) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, letter of application describing professional experience, research and teaching interests, copies of official transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. To apply please go to, complete the online form and upload the required application documents.  

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and Geosciences program Review of applications will begin December 7th, 2018 and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.