Please find below a description for tenure-track positions at the University of Michigan.
For specific questions regarding the positions, please contact: Nathan Niemi <[log in to unmask]> or Marin Clark <[log in to unmask]>(Geochronology), Greg Dick <[log in to unmask]> or Nathan Sheldon <[log in to unmask]> (Aqueous Geochemistry), Sarah Aciego <[log in to unmask]> or Brian Arbic <[log in to unmask]> (Global Climate Change).
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates for a university-year appointment in the areas of Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Global Climate Change, starting September 2013. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered. We encourage applications from candidates with records of research and teaching in any one of these areas:
Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry: We seek applicants who investigate the diverse geochemical processes that occur in environments at or near Earth’s surface. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, (bio)geochemical and nutrient cycles, water-rock interactions, “critical zone” processes, organic geochemistry, and the environmental chemistry of metals and nanoparticles. Candidates that utilize experimental, analytical, observational, and modeling approaches at any time scales (from early Earth to present) or environment (marine and terrestrial) are encouraged to apply. Candidates would ideally complement existing departmental strengths in paleoclimate, biogeochemistry, mineralogy and isotope geochemistry.
Geochronology: We seek applicants with expertise in the application and development of geochronologic methods. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, application of geochronologic techniques to the growth, stabilization or thermal evolution of the lithosphere, time scales of magmatic and volcanic processes, calibration of the geologic time scale, early Earth and solar system history and evolution, Quaternary geology, landscape evolution, surface processes, paleoclimate and planetary evolution. Applicants with demonstrated achievement in geochronologic technique development are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates would ideally complement existing departmental strengths in isotope geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, paleontology, tectonics, and/or geomorphology.
Global Climate Change: We seek applicants who explore various elements of the water cycle and their linkages to climate change. Candidates for this position should investigate global change in one or more components of the Earth's climate system, including but not limited to the cryosphere, atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere. Candidates whose research touches upon issues of great societal interest such as sea level rise, water sustainability, land surface-atmosphere interactions, and the changing polar carbon cycle are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants may use field, monitoring, and/or experimental studies, geochemical or geophysical techniques including remote sensing, and/or modeling. Candidates would join a multidisciplinary group of recently hired faculty in global climate change.
Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a large public university. Candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance the existing programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will receive special consideration. Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.
Further information about the Department can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth.
To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to [log in to unmask]
The application deadline is September 24, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Sarah M. Aciego
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
C.C. Little Building
1100 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005