Department News Archive

New Assistant Professors

It’s a great pleasure to formally announce that we have several new assistant professors arriving this summer. They are Drs. Emmy Smith, Meghan Avolio, Maya Gomes, and June Wicks. Emmy Smith is a field geologist trained at Amherst, Harvard, and now a postdoc at the Smithsonian. She works on Late Proterozoic and Cambrian geology and geochemistry, […]


Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan

Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan has been promoted to Full Professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences! Anand is a leading authority on Earth system dynamics and modeling. His overarching research goal is to understand how the many components of the Earth system interact to produce the variability we observe in modern climate. He mainly focuses […]


Congratulations Sara Rivero

On Thursday, December 11, 2015 Sara Rivero presented her thesis entitled “Anthropogenic Change vs Natural Variability: Lessons Learned from the Continuous Plankton Recorder.” She will receive her degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Teaching Professor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a teaching professor position in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. The position will be filled at the Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level, as appropriate, starting as early as summer of 2016. Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors are […]


Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Sciences

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary sciences. Candidates with research interests in the areas of planetary geology and geophysics, with a focus on terrestrial planets, […]


Research Position in Ocean Dynamics

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or assistant research scientist. The successful candidate will join a team that is investigating sea-surface temperature and salinity dynamics using satellite data and coupled models. The research aims to diagnose, quantify, and understand the mechanisms controlling the propagation […]


Dr. Naomi Levin Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Naomi Levin has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Naomi has built a vibrant research group and an outstanding analytical laboratory at Hopkins. Her field programs in Africa provide samples that she has analyzed in her lab to make key advances. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she has shed […]


Camp Singewald Update

The repairs to Camp Singewald from the storm last winter have been made. There are still a few tweaks to be made but we are hoping to reopen by the end of September. For those who have been to the Camp we made a Facebook page to share memories and post pictures! Please visit our […]


Ben Zaitchik Featured on “People Behind the Science” Podcast

Ben Zaitchik was interviewed as a featured scientist for the popular podcast “People Behind the Science,” a show designed to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. Click to listen to the interview.