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Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences

26.04.2016 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. The positions can be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2016.

The successful candidates are expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. In the case of an appointment with tenure, the candidate must already be internationally recognized and have a demonstrated record of external research funding. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related natural sciences discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Applicants are sought for two focus areas:
Geosciences including low-temperature geochemistry and studies of the early Earth, cosmochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, volcanology and igneous petrology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our recent hires with expertise in sedimentary, metamorphic and tectonic processes, planetary geology, and planetary atmospheres.
Environmental Sciences including: natural resources (including water, metals, soils, and energy), ecology, critical zone science, marine sciences, cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, landscape hydrology, environmental change, air pollution, and, biogeochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our program in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability.
Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research and teaching ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the earth and environmental sciences, and sustainability. They include multiple engineering departments, Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the cross-departmental Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute. 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, should indicate the relevant focus area 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 Heisey ( Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Sverjensky, Geosciences, Search Committee Chair ( and/or Professor Waugh, Environmental Sciences Search Committee Chair ( Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by 30 June, 2016 will receive full consideration.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Assistant Professor Ciaran Harman
Landscape Hydrology
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
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