The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, in the College of the
Environment at the University of Washington, is soliciting
applications for two permanent, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track
assistant professors in Earth and planetary surface
Position 1: Assistant Professor in Geomorphology
We seek a geomorphologist who will build a strong field-oriented
research program. Areas of focus could include but are not limited
to landscape evolution and dynamics, fluvial and watershed
processes, or cryosphere geomorphic processes. Contributions to
interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas such as geologic
hazards, field geology, environmental sustainability, or
preparation for the professional workforce are desirable.
Position 2: Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Surface
We seek applicants in Earth and planetary surface processes,
broadly defined. Areas of focus could include but are not limited
to weathering and soil-forming processes, biogeochemical cycling,
and landscape evolution on Earth and/or other planets.
Contributions to interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas
such as planetary sciences, remote sensing, geobiology, or critical
zone research are desirable.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research
and service. Successful candidates will be expected to build
vibrant and externally funded research programs that contribute to
science of global significance. For both positions, we value the
ability to quantify processes and make observational or theoretical
advances specific to the surface and near-surface environment. The
successful candidates will teach within the core Earth sciences
curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will
demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with other
faculty and to mentoring students from a wide range of disciplines,
cultures and academic backgrounds.
The successful candidates will join a dynamic interdisciplinary
department, including seven new faculty hires in the past four
years. The Department of Earth and Space Sciences includes 35
research and teaching faculty, 90 graduate students, and 200
undergraduate majors. Opportunities for interdisciplinary
collaboration exist within the department, as well as with other
units at UW, including the Schools of Oceanography, Aquatic and
Fisheries Sciences, and Environmental and Forest Sciences; the
departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Civil and Environmental
Engineering; the programs in Astrobiology and Climate Change, the
Quaternary Research Center, the eSciences Institute, Future Rivers
program, GeoHazards institute, initiatives in subduction zone
science, and with USGS geohazards researchers on campus.
The University of Washington is located in the Seattle metropolitan
area and offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching
environments in the United States. It serves a diverse population
of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25%
students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70
countries. The College of the Environment seeks to attract and
promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the
University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines,
perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. UW, the College of
the Environment and the Department of Earth and Space Science offer
a range of networking, mentoring and professional development
opportunities for junior faculty.
Applicants must apply through the UW's Interfolio portal at
apply.interfolio.com/116035. The selected candidates must have a
PhD, or foreign equivalent in a relevant field by the start of the
appointment. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023.
Applicants should indicate in the cover letter which position best
fits their interest and expertise. All applications will be
reviewed by a single hiring committee, and all applicants will be
considered for both positions. Review of applications will begin
January 3, 2023.
Required materials include:
*A one-page cover letter;
*Curriculum vitae with publication list;
*Three statements (no more than 10 pages total) addressing 1)
research and leadership accomplishments, as well as future research
plans, 2) a statement on teaching and mentoring, including evidence
of teaching effectiveness, and 3) contributions or plans to support
diversity, equity, and inclusion (see http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/);
*Contact information for three (3) references.
Questions about the application process or position in general
should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.