University of Connecticut, Physics

Position ID:UConn-Physics-2017191 [#8441, 2017191]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Geodynamics or Paleoclimate Modeling
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Earth Sciences and Engineering / Earth and planetary sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2016/10/28, finished 2017/08/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor, Geodynamics or Paleoclimate Modeling

Position Summary

The Center for Integrative Geosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with expertise in the broad area of computational/quantitative modeling of dynamic earth systems at regional to global scales. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, deep-time paleoclimate and/or biogeochemical modeling; geodynamic modeling of solid Earth processes; and interactions between the mantle, surface topography, and climate. The successful candidate will complement strengths and recent hires in tectonics, paleoclimate, paleobiology, and earth history. The successful candidate will also have a joint appointment in either the Physics Department or Geography Department. 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.  

Minimum Qualifications

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 geodynamics or deep-time paleoclimate modeling.

Preferred Qualifications

Potential to establish an internationally recognized research program using modeling to answer fundamental geoscience questions; 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.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Follow the ‘Faculty Positions’ link at, which will redirect you to Academic Jobs Online. 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. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by January 3, 2017. We request that reference letters also be received by this date. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017191)

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.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics.

 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 University 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:
University of Connecticut
Department of Physics
196 Auditorium Road
Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269

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