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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Earth Sciences

Kent State University
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
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Sep 24, 2023

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Hydrology, Interdisciplinary/Other, Natural Hazards, Ocean Science, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
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The Department of Earth Sciences at Kent State University ( invites applications for a tenure-track open rank faculty member whose research focuses on interactions between the hydrosphere and other aspects of the earth sciences (lithosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and/or atmosphere). The position starts August 2024. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in the Earth or Marine Sciences, and be able to interface well with faculty working at the nexus of environmental and earth system sciences research. Specific research interests are open, but preference will be given to applicants who complement departmental faculty strengths. Examples of inter-related hydrology-earth system science disciplines include fluvial processes, watershed hydrology, process geomorphology, critical zone science, water resources, water quality, marine science, and paleoclimatology. Preference will be given to applicants using both field and laboratory methods.

Responsibilities will include developing a strong, externally funded research program, advising Ph.D. and M.S. students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialty, and an introductory course in physical or environmental earth sciences.

The Department of Earth Sciences has 10 full-time faculty members, 55 undergraduates and 25 graduate students. Current faculty research includes the areas of paleoceanography, biogeochemistry, sedimentary geology, paleontology, critical zone science, environmental remote sensing, water-mineral surface interactions, flow and transport in porous media, and tectonics and landform development. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to and benefit from Kent State’s Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI), which includes recent hires in Earth Sciences, Geography, and Biological Sciences. The ESCI department at Kent State University houses a broad array of analytical instruments (

Kent State University, an R1 doctoral university, is dedicated to faculty and student success. It has been named as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education 11 times, and was one of only six schools nationwide to receive the 2018 Healthy Campus Award. Nestled in the Cuyahoga River Valley in NE Ohio, Kent State is less than 50 miles from Cleveland, 20 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, current CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to For more information please contact the Chair of the search committee at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Kent State University is an AA/EOO Employer and encourages applications from candidates committed to working with diverse populations and who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.



Kent State University is the second largest public university in Ohio with an eight campus system in northeast Ohio and an enrollment of over 35,000 students.
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