University of Minnesota - Department of Earth Sciences
Two Tenure-track Faculty Positions
We invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, one in the general area of Earth Surface Processes and one in the general area of Hydrogeologic Processes. We are seeking colleagues who will build innovative research programs and complement and extend our research and teaching strengths.
Areas of focus for the Earth Surface Processes position could include physical, chemical, and/or biological aspects of Earth-surface dynamics and evolution; for example, interactions of tectonic, glacial, and/or coastal systems with landscapes; research on changing surface environmental conditions and their causes in modern or ancient systems; critical zone processes; planetary surface dynamics; natural hazards; surface response to climate change; or near-surface processes associated with energy, mineral, and water resources.
Areas of focus for the Hydrogeologic Processes position could include physical, chemical, and/or biological aspects of groundwater geology; for example, groundwater, solute, and/or energy transfer dynamics; groundwater-lake-surface water interactions; environmental hydrogeology; groundwater and climate change; connections between hydrogeologic processes and tectonics, seismicity, landscape evolution, ore genesis; role of groundwater in biological and/or geochemical cycles; or life in extreme environments.
Successful candidates will teach courses in their fields of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will participate in the breadth of instruction in our curriculum (http://www.esci.umn.edu/dept/students/).
The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the N.H. Winchell School of Earth Sciences, which also hosts NSF-funded research centers (the National Lacustrine Core Repository; the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics; and the Institute for Rock Magnetism) and includes the Limnological Research Center, the Minnesota Geological Survey, and the Polar Geospatial Center. College and University resources include: St Anthony Falls Laboratory, Institute on the Environment, Materials Characterization Facility, Supercomputer Institute, and Digital Technology Center. Further information concerning the Department and School of Earth Sciences is at www.esci.umn.edu.
Appointment could begin as early as summer 2013. A Ph.D. degree must be earned by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin September 4, 2012 and will continue until an appointment is made.
All candidates must complete an online application via the University of Minnesota employment system at: https://employment.umn.edu (requisition numbers 178172 for Earth Surface, 178199 for Hydrogeology). The application includes (1) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete list of publications, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching interests, and (4) names, addresses and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Questions about these positions can be directed to Professor Katsumi Matsumoto, firstname.lastname@example.org (Earth Surface Processes) and Professor William Seyfried, email@example.com (Hydrogeologic Processes).
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