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Associate or Full Professor

University of Nebraska - Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Lincoln, Nebraska
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Planetary Sciences
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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for the endowed Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Coffman Chair in Sedimentary Geology. We seek an outstanding geoscientist with a record of impactful scholarly achievements within the broad field of sedimentary geology. We expect to make the appointment at the associate or full professor level with tenure, but extremely promising applicants at the advanced assistant professor level without tenure will also be considered.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ( offers B.S. degrees in Geology as well as Meteorology-Climatology and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with an optional specialization in Geology. Additional information about research and teaching in the Department can be found at the website above. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interface with, and potentially contribute to, multiple existing scientific research units at UNL. These include the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the Nebraska Water Center, the Holland Computing Center, the Conservation and Survey Division (our Geological Survey), the University of Nebraska State Museum (our Natural History Museum), the School of Biological Sciences, and the School of Natural Resources.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate geological sciences curricula, develop courses in their specific area of expertise, advise and direct graduate students, and carry out a nationally and internationally visible and externally supported research program.

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. Ph.D. in Geology or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience in research and associated activities with a primary focus on Sedimentary Geology, including a record of peer-reviewed research publications commensurate with the rank sought. Research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Commitment to building inclusive excellence in the department and institution. A documented ability to obtain and manage external research funding.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated excellence in geoscience education and teaching. Ability to develop research and educational activities with a field-based component. Interest in using and expanding sedimentological and associated research facilities in the Department and University. Interest and potential in developing new research collaborations that strengthen regional, national, and international linkages for the department.

The starting date for this position is August 14, 2023. Questions concerning the position or the Department can be addressed to the Department Chair, Clint Rowe by telephone (402-472-2663) or email (

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to and complete the Faculty/Administrative form. Applicants must attach 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research achievements and goals, which includes a description of the applicant’s future research foci and external funding potential for these foci; 5) a statement describing the applicant’s experience and vision for enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in the department, institution, and profession; and 6) the names of at least three references. Combine the statements (items 3, 4, and 5) into a single document for upload.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community are the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success. The UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students. We assure reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act; contact Cara Burberry at 402-472-2663 for additional information.


As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See



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