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Faculty Position in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Earth-surface Processes

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352087

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time

Regular/TemporaryRegular

Job Code9403

Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

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The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sedimentary systems sciences at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We seek a colleague who creatively uses field-based, lab-based, experimental, and/or theoretical approaches to investigate sedimentary processes and sedimentary records, and their implications for modern or ancient Earth-surface processes and changes related to the cryosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and/or atmosphere. 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 publicationsApplicants 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/115843Appointment 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 (awickert@umn.edu).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.


Qualifications





Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field and a track record of peer-reviewed publications at the time of appointment.

About the Department





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 https://cse.umn.edu/esci.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.

Benefits





Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply





    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, go to the Interfolio job site and follow the application instructions.To request accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).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.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.

    Diversity





    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota 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. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Employment Requirements





    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

    About the U of M







    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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