We seek a geoscientist to study the impacts of natural hazards and extreme events related to climate change on the solid earth, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. The position will emphasize innovative, data-intensive sensor systems (e.g., remote, terrestrial, satellite, or airborne) and models that facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders, contributing to University of Oregon efforts focused on community resilience, traditional knowledge, and environmental justice. The positions is part of an eleven-cluster hire that reflects the UO’s commitment to investing in transdisciplinary research and teaching in climate solutions and environmental justice. We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses, and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences. Inquiries about the position can be directed to search committee chair Diego Melgar (email@example.com)
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2022; position open until filled. Please submit documents at https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529681/assistant-professor-of-earth-sciences-natural-hazards-and-extreme-climate-events
Required Application Materials
Please complete an online application, uploading the following: current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page limit). You will be asked to provide names and contact information for at least three references.
The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and houses highly ranked research programs in geophysics, volcanology, surface processes, geochemistry, sedimentology, geobiology, and paleontology. The Oregon Hazards Laboratory and the Center for Volcanology reflect areas of strength and offer collaborative opportunities for this position, particularly the ability to leverage investment in cyber-infrastructure and regional sensing capabilities. The position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon. The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning.
The Department of Earth Sciences relies on the expertise, sensitivity, and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.
Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field.
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