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Assistant Professor Geoscience

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Miami, Florida
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Jan 19, 2022

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Geochemistry, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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The Department of Marine Geosciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geological Sciences (broadly defined) focusing on Earth's structure, properties, and processes. To build on our existing strengths in this area, we aim to recruit an accomplished and innovative scientist whose work in the geosciences brings expertise in any of our core research areas, including hydrogeology, structural geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, paleoceanography, geophysics, and remote sensing. Candidates with a vision for developing an interdisciplinary research program bridging our core research areas are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Miami offers a unique tropical location and the opportunity to integrate oceanographic, atmospheric, and biological expertise into process-oriented geological research through collaboration with faculty in the departments of Marine Biology, Environmental Science and Policy, Atmospheric Sciences, and Ocean Sciences.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and demonstrated ability to conduct compelling independent research and are expected to establish an externally funded research program. Further, applicants should be prepared to vigorously contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Sam Purkis, Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences ( Applications will only be accepted electronically via the UM Careers website at:

Applications shall include:

  • Letter of interest that describes your anticipated contributions to scholarship, teaching, and service in the Department of Marine Geosciences
  • Current CV
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • The names of five colleagues who can provide us with a reference

The positions will remain open until filled. The University of Miami is an equal opportunity employer.


The University of Miami is one of the largest private research institutions in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, visit:
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