Assistant Professor in Planetary Health
Planetary Health at Earth and Climate Sciences
The Division of Earth and Climate Sciences (ECS) in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Planetary Health.
ECS seeks to hire an Earth Scientist whose research focuses on physical and/or chemical earth surface processes, and the intersection between these processes and human wellbeing and ecosystem health. We seek an innovative scholar who will develop a thriving research program using geoscience methods to elucidate environmental threats, such as landslides, flooding, water quality and availability, sea level rise, degradation of the cryosphere, and other geohazards or environmental issues exacerbated by climate change and changing land use. Work that explores impacts on marginalized communities in the US and developing countries is desirable. Faculty within ECS benefit from close interdisciplinary collaboration with social science, health science, and environmental science faculty within the Nicholas School and other schools at Duke.
Duke University is a world class research institution that prides itself on interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching and service. Science, policy, and solutions-oriented collaborations with programs outside of the Nicholas School including Engineering, Public Policy or Medicine are encouraged.
Teaching Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a portfolio of fundamental and application/field geoscience courses each academic year, totaling to the equivalent of 2.5 semester-long courses, and advising PhD students, Master's Projects by students in NSOE's Master of Environmental Management (MEM), and undergraduate students.
Location: The position will be located on the main campus of Duke University, fostering direct interactions between the faculty and students. Duke University also maintains the Duke Forest research forest as well as the Duke University Marine Lab.
Duke University and the Division of Earth and Climate Sciences of the Nicholas School of the Environment are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, teaching, and service activities. A diverse faculty - defined broadly as representing a wide range of identities, lived experiences, and perspectives - is a prerequisite for excellence and is essential to driving innovation within our scholarly community. To achieve these goals, it is essential that all members of the community feel valued and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community are expected to uphold these values, and we seek to hire faculty who are passionate about increasing the participation and success of individuals from all different backgrounds and communities.
Interested candidates should submit the following to AcademicJobsOnline job# 26168 https://apptrkr.com/4682390 by December 31, 2023: a cover letter (with contact information); a curriculum vitae; a three-page research statement that includes a description of past research accomplishments, plans for future research, and their experience and approach to mentoring and supporting a diverse and inclusive research environment; a one-page statement describing their teaching philosophy, previous experiences, future plans for teaching, and experience and approach to fostering an inclusive learning and mentoring environment for their students; three representative publications; and the names and contact information for three reference letter writers.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.