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Assistant Professor - Geology

Assistant Professor - Geology

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Princeton University

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Princeton, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

24 September 2021

Job description

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in geology, broadly defined. Possible fields of specialty include, but are not limited to, petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, tectonics, glaciology, geomorphology, sedimentology, Earth history, and paleontology. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scientists who could interact productively with existing faculty across the department.

Diversity and inclusion are central to Princeton University’s educational mission and its desire to serve society. Members of the Geosciences department have a deep commitment to being inclusive. We believe that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas, so we seek to reach out as widely as possible in order to attract the best-qualified individuals as students, faculty, and staff. In applying this policy, we are committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as political views, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran status, disability, genetic information and/or other characteristics protected by applicable law in any phase of its education or employment programs or activities.

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This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including a publication list, statements of research and teaching interests, a separate statement outlining how they see themselves contributing to our mission of building a diverse and inclusive discipline, and contact information for three references to: https: Evaluation of applications will begin as they arrive; for fullest consideration, apply by December 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.