Boston University, Department of Earth & Environment

Position ID:BU-EE-ASTP [#19494]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Coastal Marine Environment / climate change, coupled biophysical modeling, coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling, large-eddy simulation
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/09, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/03/09)
Position Description:    

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Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment is hiring a tenure-track Assistant professor in modeling of the coastal marine environment, starting 7/1/2022, pending budgetary approval. Approaches include, although are not limited to: coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling, coupled biophysical modeling, large-eddy simulation, and sediment transport modeling. Topics of interest include effects of climate change and extreme events on the physical and ecological stability of natural coastal environments, storm surge propagation and related flooding, coastal erosion, and resilience of urban infrastructure. The ideal candidate will complement department expertise in field, laboratory, modeling, and satellite-based studies of the coastal zone (continental shelf to the heads estuaries and deltas). A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

The new faculty member will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of Boston University communities such as the Boston University Marine Program BUMP), the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, and the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. Teaching will include undergraduate and graduate courses, including the opportunity to teach in the BUMP Marine Semester which is taught in block-format (students enroll in one class for 3.5 weeks) and which emphasizes experiential learning. Please apply online at ( Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter (3) a statement outlining synergies between the applicant's research and teaching and ongoing activities within the Department, (4) two representative publications, and (5) names and contact information of at least three referees. In your cover letter, be sure to describe how, as a scholar, teacher, and community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the University ( and Department ( diversity statements.

Boston University believes that cultural and social diversity is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. The College of Arts and Sciences includes diversity as one of its strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of knowledge in geosciences by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the search chair, Prof. Wally Fulweiler; email: Review of applications begins December 1, 2021. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Further Info:
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685 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215