Faculty Position in Geology

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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the first of several anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in geology. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as Fall, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Possible areas of geologic research include, but are not limited to, quantitative geomorphology, volcanology, tectonics and dynamics, petrology and mineralogy, critical-zone science, and studies of the early Earth that complement the research interests of recent hires in planetary science, paleoecology, light stable isotope geochemistry, and landscape hydrology. We are particularly interested in approaches combining geologic field methods with complementary laboratory, theoretical or remote sensing approaches.

Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Dimitri Sverjensky, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin October 15th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages interest from minorities and women.