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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Sedimentary Processes

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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Oct 5, 2021

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College invites applications for Earth systems scientists in the field of Sedimentary Processes. This is a tenure-track position expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will combine a vigorous, externally funded research program with excellence in teaching and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. More information about the position and the department can be found at

We seek a geoscientist whose research in sedimentary processes highlights connections among surficial processes, the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and/or lithosphere. Broad research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sediment transport in coastal and river systems, as influenced by anthropogenic and geologic processes; sedimentary basin evolution; human-climate-environment interactions; sea-level rise and related human displacement and justice issues; and critical transitions in sedimentary processes throughout Earth history. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research uses field investigation, innovative computational, geophysical, geochemical, geochronological methods, and/or other analytical techniques. We particularly encourage applicants whose expertise may lead to collaborations with scholars from our department and across the university, including interdisciplinary research within the new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society (

The successful candidate will teach a mix of courses in the field of sedimentary processes, geared to majors in geological sciences and environmental geoscience, non-majors, and M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of our department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in their research, teaching and service work.

Requirements and application procedure

All candidates must have a PhD in the Earth sciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Application packages must include a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and names and contact information of three references. Candidates are welcome to incorporate information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work into any of these documents. Review of applications will begin on October 15. We expect to conduct first-round interviews in December, and on-campus interviews with finalist candidates in early 2022.

To apply for the position, go to

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Noah Snyder, Search Committee Chair (, or Ethan Baxter, Department Chair (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at


Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Today it is one of the nation's foremost universities, with an enrollment of nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Each year the University confers more than 4,000 degrees in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have been honored by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and the MacArthur Foundation. Boston College is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College students have earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including Rhodes Scholarships, Marshalls, Goldwaters and Fulbright grants. Each year, undergraduates devote some 550,000 hours to community service.

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