Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Earth-surface Processes


The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or Earth-surface processes. This search is broad, encompassing the deep-time sedimentary record to modern-day processes and deposits; the full range of field, laboratory, theoretical, and computational approaches; and the marine realm to the terrestrial surface and cryosphere. We seek to fill this position at the assistant professor level, though higher ranks may be considered for exceptional candidates.


The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering. It hosts diverse research programs and state-of-the-art facilities within the recently renovated Tate Hall. In addition to the department, the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences encompasses the Continental Scientific Drilling (CSD) Facility, the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM), the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC), and the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS). Further information about the department may be found online at

Additional centers and strengths at the University of Minnesota include the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), the Institute on the Environment (IonE), the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), GEMS (Genomics Environment Management Socio-Economic) Informatics, the Biotechnology Institute, and the Water Resources Center. Beyond these, the University hosts strong programs across the Earth and environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, soils and agricultural sciences, fluid mechanics, and geography.

Additional important information

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community by developing a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program; through teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels; and through service including engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines.

Applicants must:

  • Have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment
  • Have a track record of peer-reviewed publications

Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Statements (up to two pages each) on
    • Research interests, experiences, and future directions
    • Teaching interests, experiences, and future directions
    • Experience with and plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Names and contact information (email, phone) of three references.

These materials must be submitted online through Interfolio:

The research statement will be evaluated on past accomplishments and the potential of future plans for impactful or transformative contributions. The teaching statement should include information on educational and mentoring philosophy, pedagogical approach(es), past experience, and proposed courses to teach and/or develop. The DEI statement should encompass past and anticipated actions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the earth and environmental sciences alongside an understanding of the role and significance of this work. Expectations for the extent of past experience in each category will be based on the applicant's career stage.

Appointment may begin as early as Fall Semester 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact search-committee chair Andrew Wickert (

The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment, and whose members serve as role models for the next generation of geoscientists and the broad student body engaging in our courses. The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

posted: 28 October 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.