The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in Earth Systems Science. The E&ES Department research areas include experimental, analytical and environmental geochemistry, petrology of Earth’s systems, environmental informatics, solid Earth geophysics, paleoclimate, origins of life and geomicrobiology. We are seeking applicants whose research will complement and grow these strengths and whose research programs address fundamental problems in Earth Systems science. Disciplinary areas that are of particular interest include, but are not limited to, natural systems and environmental geochemistry, early Earth environments, geochemical proxies for interpreting ancient environments, global ocean-atmosphere-geosphere interactions, and planetary evolution. Additionally, research programs that address fundamental questions in hydrogeology and/or remote sensing will serve to expand the Earth Systems science program at RPI.
Successful candidate will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, engaging in the Environmental Sciences undergraduate program, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, and providing service to the department, the School of Science, and to Rensselaer.
Rensselaer has recently initiated several bold, new initiatives; the successful candidate should interface with one or more of these areas. Examples of these include the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA; http://idea.rpi.edu), the Darrin Fresh Water Institute (DFWI), a comprehensive freshwater ecological field station and Institute-wide research effort that hosts The Jefferson Project at Lake George (http://jeffersonproject.rpi.edu), and the New York Center for Astrobiology. In addition, the Institute is conceptualizing a new, broader initiative that will bring together research and education activities in water, environment, ecology, and sustainability.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in geoscience or related discipline, along with the ability to demonstrate, through accomplishments, a record of excellence in research and scholarship, evidence or the promise of future distinction in high quality educational activities including teaching and advising, and a proven commitment to professional service. The rank at the time of hire will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.