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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Coastal Geology and Climate

University of Rhode Island, Department of Geosciences
Kingston, Rhode Island
Around $85,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021
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Assistant Professor in Coastal Geosciences and Climate

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in coastal geology, climate change, records of climate change, glacial geology, and sea-level rise as it pertains to the coastal system. This is a 40% Teaching, 50% Research, and 10% Service position at time of appointment. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 2022.

We seek researchers with new perspectives on coastal geologic processes and/or climate change, and welcome those with expertise in field-based methods, digital mapping, GIS, experimental/theoretical methods, glacial geology, and/or tectonics. The new hire will have the opportunity to contribute to a small, highly productive Geosciences department with a diverse set of research interests and potential for collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop exciting new courses in their area of expertise, and will play an important role in undergraduate education, research, and mentorship. S/he will also contribute to the graduate program (M.S. and Ph.D.) through teaching and mentored research. An independent research program is expected, and interdisciplinary connections are encouraged.

Teach undergraduate and graduate classes; Develop an externally funded research program; Foster links with industry, federal and state agencies, and/or community institutions; Support public engagement in the Geosciences.

For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply.  The faculty job posting is (F00260). 

The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 10, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 10, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and
members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply

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