Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences in Tectonics, beginning September 1, 2022. The candidate will: 1) teach three courses annually including Introductory Physical Geology, Structural Geology, and a new course in Tectonics; 2) perform high-quality research in their area of specialism; 3) engage undergraduate students in their research through research projects and senior honors theses. We encourage the successful candidate to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative teaching and research with other faculty at the university.
Qualifications include: a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated potential for research supported by external funding. Candidates will be expected to be inspiring undergraduate teachers and to initiate impactful research in the Earth sciences taking advantage of undergraduate involvement.
All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/92685. Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of research expertise and experience, 4) a curriculum vitae, 5) the names (with contact addresses) of three references, and 6) a diversity statement or statements regarding commitment to diversity. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jack Ridge, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (EOS) at Tufts has an undergraduate-only major and minor program and our faculty comprises 5 tenure-track professors and a full-time lecturer. We strongly encourage our students to perform independent research mentored by EOS faculty. The department prides itself in offering students an array of field and laboratory experiences from introductory to upper course levels. Tufts University is in the Boston area and is near a diverse array of igneous and metamorphic rock terranes as well as regions that are remnants of tectonic events from over 250 million years ago, conducive to field trips across New England and the northeastern U.S. The department takes advantage of our location to offer field trips in many of our courses. We also offer extended trips over winter and spring breaks to the western U.S. as well as travel for field study as a part of research projects. For the department’s statement on its commitment creating a diverse and inclusive environment see: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences: Directions (tufts.edu)
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