Assistant Professor Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry

Montclair, NJ
Aug 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 28, 2017

Position Title Assistant Professor Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry

Vacancy # F-24

Department Earth and Environmental Studies

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry. We seek individuals who work with geological archives (corals, speleothems, ocean sediments, lake sediments, ice cores, glacial deposits, tree rings) to understand Earth's climate processes such as atmospheric and ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, cryosphere dynamics, and how these processes affect biological and human systems over a range of time scales. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, engage in student mentoring, and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate will play a critical role in our bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability Science, and Environmental Management. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Earth and Environmental Science, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant's areas of expertise. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is required.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science, Earth System Science, Geology, Geochemistry, Geography, or other appropriate field, a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in paleoclimatology and geochemistry, and evidence of potential for success in grant activity. Post-doctoral experience is desirable.

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2018

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Apply: Electronic applications assembled into one combined .pdf or .doc file, and containing a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to V-F24

Apply By October 20,2017

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