Director, School of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
The School of Earth Sciences invites applications for the position of Director. This is a tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. The Director leads a comprehensive and diverse program of Earth Science research and education while fostering a collegial atmosphere among students, staff, and faculty. In addition, the Director is expected to work with other leaders to advance the School’s goals and promote the School both within and outside the University.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required: .Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or related field; evidence of an independent research program and demonstrated research productivity; demonstrated excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s Shared Values (see below).
Desired: Strong track record as a mentor for both students and early career faculty; experience with interdisciplinary research; administrative and/or academic leadership experience.
How to Apply
Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at https://osujoblinks.com/kgnp. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kurt Fredrick at email@example.com.
You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:
- Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
- Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
- Attachment 3: Research Statement: Summary of your past research accomplishments, current work/research, and proposal for your future research plan as a faculty member.
- Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
You will be asked for names and contact information for three reference letters at a later date.
With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.
Comprised of 30 faculty members, the School of Earth Sciences is fully committed to advancing knowledge through research, educating students from all backgrounds, and serving communities and organizations at all levels. The School is dedicated to advancing our understanding of Earth as a dynamic and complex system, assessing the impact of human activities on the Earth system, educating the next generation of scientists, researchers, teachers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and environmental professionals, and promoting a better informed populace in the state of Ohio, our nation, and world. Many of our faculty have ties to multi-disciplinary organizations on campus, including the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Global Water Institute, The Sustainability Institute, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute.
Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.
The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.
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The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.
In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to Ohio State ATI in Wooster.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.