Faculty Positions - Department of Geosciences

Location
State College, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jun 27, 2019
Closes
Aug 04, 2019
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA invites applications for multiple faculty positions:

TWO TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS IN EARTH HISTORY

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in fields broadly related to understanding the history and evolution of Earth's surface, atmosphere, and oceans over a range of timescales. We seek creative colleagues working to understand the coupling and feedbacks between Earth-surface processes, deep-Earth processes, ocean dynamics, and/or climate. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate modeling, laboratory, and/or field techniques and whose research and teaching would complement existing departmental strengths in geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and, along with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), houses research programs spanning a broad range of Earth Systems Science. Successful applicants will be expected to engage with our research and teaching community by developing vigorous, externally funded research programs, contributing to the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission, and working to advance equity and inclusion in geosciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. We anticipate filling the positions at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at higher rank may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Appointments could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted online and include: (i) cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research plans and vision; (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) statement describing ideas for fostering diversity, inclusion and equity within the department and the applicant's research community; and (vi) names and contact information for three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Liz Hajek, Search Committee Chair, at mailto:hajek@psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1506653

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY, HYDROGEOLOGY

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Hydrogeology, to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses top-ranked research programs in environmental and climate sciences, geology, geophysics, and geochemistry. Water is an important component of the University Strategic Plan, and Penn State hosts several campus-wide initiatives in water resources through, for example, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu) and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (http://www.eesi.psu.edu). Applications should be submitted online and include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, and evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. Additionally, we request names and contact information for four references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Don Fisher, Chair of the Search Committee, at mailto:dmf6@psu.edu.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1508765

DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY PROGRAMS IN GEOSCIENCES

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, on the University Park Campus, invites applications for a fixed-term multiyear faculty position as Director of Diversity Programs. The initial appointment will be for a 3-year term, from the date of hire, with excellent possibility for renewal. We seek a colleague who will build on existing departmental programs, mentor students, and lead, develop and innovate a suite of sustainable research and teaching initiatives that promote and support a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty members committed to inclusivity and equity. Existing programs within the Department of Geosciences and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) include AfricaArray, TRiO programs, a joint degree program with Fort Valley State University, Millennium Scholars, WISER (Women in Science and Engineering) and oSTEM (Out in STEM). The successful candidate will work to develop and implement programs broadening diversity, inclusion, and educational equity in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State and within the broader academic community. This work will include: fostering existing and developing new diversity initiatives in Geosciences; acquiring outside funding for projects; an expectation to teach and/or conduct research that is published in peer reviewed journals, reports, and conference abstracts; engaging in professional development leading to national or international stature in the candidate's areas of interest. Ideal candidates will have experience in multicultural excellence and Geosciences pedagogy, including demonstrated experience working with a diverse population of students and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively towards common goals with a variety of stakeholders. The successful candidate will work closely with the EMS Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Equity. At the time of appointment, applicants must have either a Ph.D. in Geology or a related field and demonstrated experience managing diversity, inclusion and/or educational equity programs, or a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Education, Multicultural Affairs, Sociology or a related field and demonstrated experience managing Earth Science projects. We anticipate filling the position at the assistant research or assistant teaching professor rank but applications at higher rank may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Appointment could begin as early as January 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online and include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement demonstrating evidence of fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in the department/workplace; a statement of research and teaching vision; and names and contact information for four references. For additional information, please contact Tanya Furman, Chair of the Search Committee, at mailto:furman@psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce, in conjunction with the Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Equity. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1508766

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