Assistant Professor in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Earth-surface Processes

Employer
University of Minnesota, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Twin Cities
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary
Salary and start-up negotiable; excellent benefits.
Closing date
Jan 23, 2023

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Discipline
Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Job Details

ABOUT THE JOB

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or Earth-surface processes. This search is broad, encompassing the deep-time sedimentary record to modern-day processes and deposits; the full range of field, laboratory, theoretical, and computational approaches; and the marine realm to the terrestrial surface and cryosphere. We seek to fill this position at the assistant professor level, though higher ranks may be considered for exceptional candidates.

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering. It hosts diverse research programs and state-of-the-art facilities within the recently renovated Tate Hall. In addition to the department, the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences encompasses the Continental Scientific Drilling (CSD) Facility, the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM), the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC), and the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS). Further information about the department may be found online at https://cse.umn.edu/esci.

 

Additional centers and strengths at the University of Minnesota include the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), the Institute on the Environment (IonE), the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), GEMS (Genomics Environment Management Socio-Economic) Informatics, the Biotechnology Institute, and the Water Resources Center. Beyond these, the University hosts strong programs across the Earth and environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, soils and agricultural sciences, fluid mechanics, and geography.
 

 

Additional important information

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community by developing a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program; through teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels; and through service including engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines.

 

Applicants must:

  • Have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment Have a track record of peer-reviewed publications

Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter A curriculum vitae Statements (up to two pages each) on
    • Research interests, experiences, and future directions Teaching interests, experiences, and future directions Experience with and plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
    Names and contact information (email, phone) of three references.

These materials must be submitted online through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/115843

The research statement will be evaluated n past accomplishments and the potential of future plans for impactful or transformative contributions. The teaching statement should include information on educational and mentoring philosophy, pedagogical approach(es), past experience, and proposed courses to teach and/or develop. The DEI statement should encompass past and anticipated actions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the earth and environmental sciences alongside an understanding of the role and significance of this work. Expectations for the extent of past experience in each category will be based on the applicant's career stage.

Appointment may begin as early as Fall Semester 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact search-committee chair Andrew Wickert (awickert@umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment, and whose members serve as role models for the next generation of geoscientists and the broad student body engaging in our courses. The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering, Twin Cities campus, and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: https://cse.umn.edu/esci).  The department and its faculty also maintain strong connections and collaborations with other relevant research units in the School of Earth &  Environmental Sciences and across the University including  (but not limited to) the Polar Geospatial Center, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, the Minnesota Geological Survey, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, and the Institute for Rock Magnetism. Faculty, staff, and students in the department are engaged in a strong and growing commitment to DEI initiatives within our unit, at the College and University levels, regionally in Minnesota, and beyond. 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
612-625-5068
Location
116 CHURCH ST SE
150 TATE HALL
Minneapolis
MN
55455-0149
United States

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