Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences

Position ID:OSU-School of Earth Sciences-TTAP [#22396]
Position Title: Faculty position in Climate and Ice Core Science
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Geology / Palaeoclimatological, Geobiology, Geochemistry, Biochemistry, climatology, microbiology
Appl Deadline:2023/02/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/18, finished 2023/08/19, listed until 2023/02/18)
Position Description:    

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

Review of applications will begin after January 13th 2023, and the position will remain open until filled 

Description:  The School of Earth Sciences (SES) and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at the Ohio State University maintain the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of tropical and mid-latitude ice cores, collected over several decades, many from glaciers where a viable record is no longer obtainable due to melting. These records provide the only direct pre-historic measurements of atmospheric composition outside the poles, enabling deep insights into changes in atmospheric circulation, chemistry, biochemistry, and local and global ecological changes since the last ice age through the current anthropogenic warming.

We seek a scientist who is accomplished in advanced data analytical approaches to integrate ice core records with palaeoclimatological, historical and/or modern, interdisciplinary observations, such as satellite data. Desirable new research foci include: atmospheric dynamics and modeling with an emphasis on polar-tropical teleconnections over multi-decadal time scales; glacier dynamics to constrain ice core time scales and better understand ice-related geohazards; atmospheric chemistry with an emphasis on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic air pollution on Earth’s ecosystems; and reconstruction of the evolutionary history of Earth’s microbial populations as preserved over thousands of years in glacier ice. In addition, the successful hire will be expected to assist and, in time, potentially lead in long-term stewardship of the ice core collection. As a faculty member in SES, the candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses related to their field of expertise. Remote field experience and demonstrated ability to collaborate nationally and internationally are desirable.

Qualifications: Review of applications will begin after January 13,2023, and the position will remain open until filled. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science or a relevant field by the start of the appointment. Evidence of a strong research trajectory and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration are desirable.  A commitment to teaching is required. Demonstrated experience in inclusive pedagogy and in mentoring members of underrepresented groups is desirable. As a campus with a continuously growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:  The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22396. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on DATE and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Ian Howat at howat.4@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

 The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210