The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position in sedimentary systems sciences at
the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at higher
ranks may also be considered. We seek a colleague who
creatively uses field-based, lab-based, experimental, and/or
theoretical approaches to investigate sedimentary processes and
sedimentary records, and their implications for modern or ancient
Earth-surface processes and changes related to the cryosphere,
hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and/or atmosphere.
Successful applicants are expected to contribute to a diverse
research and teaching community through the development of a
vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research
program, through teaching courses at both undergraduate and
graduate levels, and through service including engagement in
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the
department, college, and university. The Department of Earth &
Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science &
Engineering and houses research programs as well as
state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of
Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at:
department and its faculty also maintain strong connections and
collaborations with other relevant research units in the School of
Earth & Environmental Sciences and across the University
including (but not limited to) the Polar Geospatial Center,
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, the Minnesota Geological Survey,
Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, and the Institute for
Rock Magnetism. Faculty, staff, and students in the department are
engaged in a strong and growing commitment to DEI initiatives
within our unit, at the College and University levels, regionally
in Minnesota, and beyond.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related
field and a track record of peer-reviewed publications at the time
of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and separate statements on their research and teaching
interests, as well as the names and contact information (email,
phone) of three references. Each of the statements should not be
more than three pages, and each must address commitments and
activities related to promotion of diversity, equity, and
inclusion, which are integral to performance and promotion criteria
in the department.
These materials must be submitted along with your application
through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/96956.
To request accommodation during the application process, please
e-mail email@example.com or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
Appointment may begin as early as August 2022. Review of
applications will begin on January 5, 2022, and continue until the
position is filled. For further information or questions, please
contact Peter J. Makovicky, Chair of the Search Committee, at
The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which
fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment,
and whose members serve as role models for a diverse student body.
The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its
programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color,
creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University
supports the work-life balance of its faculty.