School of The Environment

Assistant Professor - Earth Surface Processes

The School of the Environment (SoE) at Washington State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Earth Surface Processes, to begin August 16, 2022. We seek applicants who will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded program of research and teaching focused on the fundamental role that Earth surface dynamics and sedimentary processes play in molding Earth systems and landscapes. The SoE is an interdisciplinary academic unit with faculty that specialize in Earth, environmental, and ecosystem sciences, who investigate problems ranging from Earth formation and evolution to present-day processes connecting Earth's diverse environments and habitats. We are committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, and to cultivating a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive departmental culture. Earth science research at the SoE is supported by world-class analytical facilities, including the Peter Hooper GeoAnalytical and Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology Laboratories (

The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; (ii) teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to Earth Surface Processes; (iii) publish quality research in high-impact, peer-reviewed outlets; (iv) develop an externally-funded research program; (v) mentor diverse graduate and undergraduate students; and (vi) serve university, professional, and/or public organizations from an ethical and evidence-based position.

Screening of applications begins on January 3, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit and enter R-3361 in the search bar.

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