Tenure-track Assistant and Associate Professor positions, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Tenure-track Assistant and Associate Professor positions, Earth and Environmental Sciences

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Nov 14, 2023

Two Tenure-Track positions, Earth System and Climate Interactions, Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences https://sse.tulane.edu/eens at Tulane University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions.  One position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, and one position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.


We seek broad-based Earth and Environmental scientists with research interests in the general field of Earth System and Climate interactions, covering the Earth’s critical zone, pedosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and/or atmosphere. Disciplinary expertise may include but is not limited to atmospheric and climate sciences, carbon cycling and other Earth-atmosphere interactions, hydrology and geomorphology, but with a demonstrable Earth Systems Science approach. Research areas should complement current faculty expertise and offer potential for collaborative research in the department and the wider university. 

We particularly seek candidates with postdoctoral experience in geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, or related fields. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that includes mentoring PhD-level graduate students. Teaching duties are both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including contributions to our new B.S. degree program in Earth & Environmental Sciences. We expect candidates to demonstrate how they will build an equitable and inclusive research and teaching environment.

Tulane is in New Orleans - a city with tremendous diversity of cultures and community. Tulane is actively building a campus culture based on values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. For more information on this policy and its purpose, please read the Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy. Further information about the department and university can be obtained at https://sse.tulane.edu/eens. Tulane University is an EEO/ADA employer.


PhD in geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, or related fields.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit (i) a cover letter (no more than two pages) that highlights the rank (Assistant or Associate Professor) at which the applicant wishes to apply, why they are interested in this opportunity, and how they will build an inclusive educational environment; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) research and teaching statements that articulate how the mission of the department would be enhanced; (iv) an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement; and (v) the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 11th 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Dan Friess (dfriess@tulane.edu), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-5698.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email hr@tulane.edu.

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