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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Geomorphology

Florida State University
Florida State University
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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Job Type
Tenure Track
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No Relocation
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The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Geomorphology. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in investigating the coupling and feedback among the processes (physical, chemical, biological, climatic, and/or anthropogenic) that shape and modify the Earth and planetary surfaces across temporal and spatial scales ranging between micro to macro scales. Research investigations into geomorphic processes of interest might include but are not limited to: coastal, fluvial, slope, lacustrine, karst, and dynamic geomorphology. Applications from those skilled in observational analyses, measurements, modeling, theory and/or interdisciplinary investigations will be particularly welcomed.


Appointees are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program in their specialty area of interest and to teach courses and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree or the highest degree appropriate in Geosciences or a related field.


This position is in addition to the four other announced searches in EOAS, which are in the research areas of Earth-life interactions, cloud microphysics and aerosols, aqueous trace element biogeochemistry/chemical oceanography, and physical oceanography.


EOAS, housed in a new building (2020) with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, has approximately 40 faculty members, and 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Sciences. FSU also hosts a local High Performance Computing Center. Aside from the faculty within EOAS, the successful candidate can expect collaborations with the Center for Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, the Marine Lab, Mathematics, and Scientific Computing. For additional information on EOAS and FSU’s resources, please visit


Applicants should apply at (job position number 50304) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statements on research, teaching interests, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Review of applications will commence January 3, 2022 and will continue until the post is filled.


Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Ming Ye, at Other search committee members are Professors James Tull (, Robert Spencer ( , and Allison Wing ( .


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Excellence can only be fully realized when we share our commitment to these values. The successful candidate will demonstrate a documented commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service.


FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: ent.pdf.



The department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University is a strong, well supported interdisciplinary geoscience department in the College of Arts & Sciences. It combines Meteorology, Geology and Oceanography. The department offers degrees in these subjects (BS, BA, MS and PhD) and fosters a large and active undergraduate major in Environmental Science. EOAS has been experiencing a period of rapid growth and anticipates moving into a new building in the coming years. As Florida's capital city, Tallahassee and FSU also offer connections with diverse government, private, public, and cultural organizations.
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