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Assistant Professor in Surface Processes (tenure-track)

Tufts University - Department of Earth and Climate Sciences
Medford, Massachusetts (US)
Closing date
Oct 31, 2023

The Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Surface Processes, beginning September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will: 1) teach three courses per year, including a required major course in Surface Processes and a new upper-level course(s) in the candidate’s field of specialty relative to Earth and Climate Sciences; 2) perform high-quality, externally funded, research in their area of specialty.  

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or related fields and demonstrated potential for research supported by external funding. Candidates will be expected to be inspiring undergraduate teachers and to initiate impactful research in the Earth and Climate Sciences taking advantage of undergraduate involvement.

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of research expertise and experience, 4) a curriculum vitae, 5) the names (with contact information) of three references, and 6) a diversity statement regarding commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and justice. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jill VanTongeren, Chair, Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, at Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Earth and Climate Sciences Department (ECS) at Tufts has an undergraduate-only major and minor program and our current faculty comprises 6 tenure-track professors and a full-time lecturer. We are in the process of transitioning to two parallel and linked major tracks in Earth Sciences and Climate Sciences. We strongly encourage our students to perform independent research mentored by ECS faculty. The department prides itself in offering students an array of field and laboratory experiences in both introductory and upper-level courses. Tufts University is in the Boston area and is near a diverse array of coastal, glacial, and other surficial environments conducive to field trips across New England and the northeastern U.S. We also offer extended trips over winter and spring breaks to the western U.S. as well as support for travel for field study as a part of research projects.

Tufts University is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for teaching and research. For more information on the university’s efforts see:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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