Cochran Family Professorship in Earth and Environmental Sciences

New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary commensurate with experience
Mar 09, 2021
Apr 08, 2021
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University invites applications for the Cochran Family Professorship. We seek a scholar with an outstanding international reputation who will be appointed at the Full Professor level with tenure. We particularly seek a broad-based Earth and environmental scientist who complements current faculty expertise and offers potential for collaborative research. The Cochran Professor is expected to lead a widely recognized, externally funded research program that will attract PhD-level graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of the highest caliber. Teaching duties are both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We would like to broaden participation in the study of the Earth and environment and therefore encourage applications from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences.

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements that articulate how the mission of the department would be enhanced, a diversity and inclusion statement, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the following link: Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Torbjörn Törnqvist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-5698 ( Tulane University is located in New Orleans ‒ a city with tremendous diversity of cultures and community. Tulane is actively building a campus culture based on values of EDI and anti-racism. Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment.

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