Assistant Professor, Marine or Environmental Geology

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Jan 07, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
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Assistant Professor, Marine or Environmental Geology

The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine or Environmental Geology with a start date of August 2019.  We seek candidates with the strong potential to conduct transformative externally funded research within their area of specialization. Priority will be given to applicants with a research background that complements the Department’s existing expertise, and which may include carbonate geology/karst, geohazards, paleoclimatology, sediment flux dynamics and modeling, marine geophysics, plate tectonics, among others.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the FAU research focusing on Ocean Science and Engineering/Environmental Sciences outlined in the University’s 10-year strategic plan. FAU has a culture that fosters innovation and collaboration internally as well as with local, national, and international partners.  We seek a colleague who will join in this culture by building collaborations with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution and other FAU and external research entities. 

The successful candidate will supervise undergraduate research as well as M.S. and Ph.D. students and will fill existing curricular needs in the department by teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses. We also seek a colleague who will engage in service within the University, the profession, and the South Florida community.

Minimum Qualification: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field at the time of the hire. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Assistant Professor) on the Office of Human Resources’ job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a summary of planned research, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Anton Oleinik ( and Dr. Tara Root ( Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Florida Atlantic University (, with its main campus in Boca Raton and its six satellite campuses, is located between the Greater Everglades and world-famous beaches in south Florida.  Faculty in the Department of Geosciences are engaged in collaborative research projects with federal, state, and local agencies, such as the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the South Florida Water Management District, and Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management.  Additionally, the Department of Geosciences has strong ties with the Environmental Science Program at FAU. Further information about the Department, its faculty and their research strengths can be found at

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ #04973).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran’s status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research, and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.