University of Connecticut, Department of Geosciences

Position ID:UConn-Department of Geosciences-2019577 [#13799]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/05/23, finished 2019/07/08, listed until 2019/11/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with expertise in the area of modeling of dynamic climate systems at regional to global scales. Areas of research should be specifically focused on deep-time paleoclimate modeling and the interactions between climate, topography and precipitation. The successful candidate will complement existing department strengths in tectonics and Cenozoic paleoclimate research and will be a key member of the growing atmospheric and paleoclimate program at UConn. More information about faculty research and graduate programs in Geosciences at UConn can be found at

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program while supervising research and teaching at the Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups through research, teaching and/or public engagement designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. 


Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Earth Sciences or a related field by the start date of the appointment.  A record of peer-reviewed publication related to deep-time paleoclimate/paleotopography modeling, expertise in precipitation isotopes and isotope-enabled climate models, postdoctoral experience, evidence of prior funding success from major federal funding organizations (e.g. NSF, NOAA, NASA), and a record of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.


Research program that complements and expands the strengths of UConn Geosciences; evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring; commitment to fostering and supporting diversity; broad training in the geosciences; and relevant postdoctoral or professional experience.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Click “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives (3 pages maximum); 4) a description of teaching experience, interests, and approach (2 pages maximum); and (5) a commitment to diversity statement covering accomplishments and future activities for broadening participation and/or integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse learning styles (1 page maximum). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by June 6, 2019. We request that reference letters also be received by this date.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( investment and a new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Center for Integrative Geosciences at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2019577)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Geosciences
Beach Hall Room 207
354 Mansfield Road - Unit 1045
Storrs, CT 06269

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