Assistant Professor in Climate Change

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full b
Sep 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
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The University of Florida (UF) Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure accruing position in the area of Climate Change at the Assistant Professor level.  We are interested in candidates whose research focuses on interactions between and within the components of the climate system (the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere) as well as the implications for those processes on past, present and/or future climate.  State-of-the-art facilities within the department include laboratories for organic and inorganic geochemistry paleomagnetism, and geochronology, and access to a high-performance computing cluster ( We are particularly interested in applicants who will enhance existing geochemical facilities and build collaborations within the department and across UF with other departments, colleges, and interdisciplinary institutes and centers, including the Florida Climate Institute, UF Water Institute, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Thompson Earth Systems Institute, and Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, among others. 

We seek a scholar who is committed to teaching classes in her/his discipline at undergraduate and graduate levels and who shows evidence of a strong research trajectory. The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 16, 2020 and develop an active, externally funded research program that includes supporting and mentoring graduate students. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online ( and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research plans, an overview of teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three to five references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications October 11, 2019 and the search will remain open until filled.  The position will begin August 16, 2020.  Please direct inquires to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ellen Martin (

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening that includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation because of disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).