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Two tenure-track positions in Earth History


Job Number: 83706

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Job Title: Tenure-track position in Earth History
Department: Geosciences
Sup Org: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 
Campus Location: UP
Number of Jobs: 2
Announce Start Date: 10/18/2018


The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in fields broadly related to understanding the history and evolution of Earth’s surface, atmosphere, and oceans over a range of timescales. We seek creative colleagues working to understand the coupling and feedbacks between Earth-surface processes, deep-Earth processes, ocean dynamics, and/or climate. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate modeling, laboratory, and/or field techniques and whose research and teaching would complement existing departmental strengths in geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and, along with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), houses research programs spanning a broad range of Earth Systems Science. Successful applicants will be expected to engage with our research and teaching community by developing vigorous, externally funded research programs, contributing to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission, and working to advance equity and inclusion in geosciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. We anticipate filling the positions at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at higher rank may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Appointments could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted online and include: (i) cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research plans and vision; (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) statement describing ideas for fostering diversity, inclusion and equity within the department and the applicant’s research community; and (vi) names and contact information for three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Liz Hajek, Search Committee Chair, at The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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