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Assistant Professor - Earth Surface Processes

The School of the Environment at Washington State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Earth Surface Processes, to begin on August 16, 2023. We seek applicants who utilize the sedimentary record to investigate the influences of surface processes on Earth’s dynamic systems, at time scales ranging from the deep past to the present. Preferred research areas include (but are not limited to) the evolution of sedimentary basins, as applied to tectonics or life-environment-climate interactions across critical transitions in Earth’s history. We are particularly interested in candidates who can integrate field-based investigations with innovative geochemical, geochronological, or other analytical techniques. The School of the Environment is an interdisciplinary academic unit with faculty that specialize in Earth, environmental, and ecosystem sciences, who investigate problems ranging from Earth formation and evolution to present-day processes connecting Earth’s diverse environments and habitats. Earth science research at the School of the Environment is supported by world-class analytical facilities, including the Peter Hooper GeoAnalytical and Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology Laboratories ( The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to sedimentary processes and deposits, and play an important role in recruiting undergraduate Earth science majors; (ii) publish research in high-impact, peer-reviewed outlets; (iii) develop an externally-funded research program; (iv) recruit and mentor diverse M.S. and Ph.D. students and undergraduate research assistants; (v) work collaboratively, respectfully, and productively with other faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; and (vi) serve university, professional, and/or public organizations from an ethical and evidence-based position. Screening of applications begins on November 1, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit and enter ‘R-7182’ in the search bar. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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