The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with an expected start date of Sept. 1, 2020. Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the broad fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and paleobiology whose work relates to the co-evolution of physical, chemical, and biological systems of the Earth and/or other rocky planetary bodies, including: 1) large-scale planetary processes and long-term evolution of minerals, geochemical reservoirs, atmospheres and oceans, and/or planetary habitability, particularly of the early Earth; 2) mechanisms and controls on planetary surface processes, and the history of their operation; and 3) long-term molecular, evolutionary, and ecological relationships between biodiversity and planetary change recorded in sedimentary records. We encourage candidates who will work on an interdisciplinary basis across departmental boundaries including through the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS; eoas.rutgers.edu). Appointments at higher rank may be considered for extraordinary candidates with appropriate experience.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Faculty in EPS are expected to be enthusiastic instructors, typically teaching one course per semester either in the undergraduate (large survey or major courses) or graduate program. Candidates' teaching interests should particularly help address the needs of the undergraduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences, where students choose among geological sciences, environmental geology, planetary sciences, and a new interdisciplinary minor in astrobiology. We see potential opportunities in major/minor courses in mineralogy, petrology, sedimentary geology, paleontology, structural geology and tectonics, and field geology depending on the interests of the candidate.
Posting Number: 19FA2160
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 102136
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