Assistant Professor

Boca Raton
Oct 01, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-30
Req: REQ07467
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Position Summary:

The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine or Environmental Geology with a start date of August 2020. Candidates with strong potential to conduct transformative externally funded research within their area of specialization and a research background that complements without duplicating the Department’s existing expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Assistant Professor is expected to contribute to FAU research focusing on Ocean Science and Engineering/Environmental Sciences outlined in the University’s 10-year strategic plan. FAU has a culture that fosters innovation and collaboration internally as well as with local, national, and international partners. We seek a colleague who will join in this culture by building collaborations both within FAU and with external research entities.

The Assistant Professor will supervise undergraduate research as well as M.S. and Ph.D. students and will fill existing curricular needs in the department by teaching degree required introductory level and upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses. They will also engage in service within the University, the profession, and the South Florida community.

Florida Atlantic University (, with its main campus in Boca Raton and its six satellite campuses, is located between the Greater Everglades and world-famous beaches in south Florida. Faculty in the Department of Geosciences are engaged in collaborative research projects with federal, state, and local agencies, such as the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the South Florida Water Management District, and Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management. Additionally, the Department of Geosciences has strong ties with the Environmental Science Program at FAU. Further information about the Department, its faculty and their research strengths can be found at

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Anton Oleinik ( and Dr. Tara Root (

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field from an accredited institution required at the time of the hire.

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Science


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:


Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of planned research, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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