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Faculty Positions

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Geology

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in geology, broadly defined. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scientists who could interact productively with existing faculty working in geophysics and/or climate. Possible fields of specialty include, but are not limited to, petrology, volcanology, tectonics, glaciology, rock deformation, earth surface processes, and paleontology.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including a publication list, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9581. Evaluation of applications will begin as they arrive; for fullest consideration, apply by December 21, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Princeton is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. For general information about applying to Princeton and how to self-identify, please link to http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.


Postdoctoral & Senior Research Positions

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University invites applications for postdoctoral or more senior research positions in areas such as Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Environmental Chemistry, Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoclimatology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geodynamics, Geochronology, Earth History, Seismology, and Planetary Science. Positions are available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Essential Qualifications:

Applicant must have a PhD in Geosciences or a relevant discipline.

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.


POSTDOCTORAL

Harry Hess Fellows Program

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2019-2020 Harry Hess Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the field of their choice. Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department. One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed. Applications are welcome from candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in the last five years or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship. Current areas of research include:

• Biogeochemical Cycles
• Environmental Chemistry
• Geochemistry
• Glaciology
•Geomicrobiology
• Mineral Physics
• Oceanography
• Geochronology

• Paleoclimatology
• Paleontology
• Petrology
• Seismology
• Tectonics
• Atmospheric Science
• Planetary Science
• Earth History

Applications are due on January 1, 2019, but evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals, and name, address and email address of three referees familiar with their work by applying on the Princeton University jobsite https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9602.

Hess Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding. A preferred starting date is on or before September 1st, 2019.

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

Information about the research activities of the Department of Geosciences may be viewed at https://www.princeton.edu/geosciences/research/


POSTDOCTORAL OR SENIOR RESEARCHER

Climate Dynamics

The Climate Dynamics Group (Prof. Gabriel Vecchi) at Princeton University seeks an outstanding postdoctoral or more senior researcher to study the mechanisms of climate change and variability, and their impact on regional climate and extremes. While working under the direction of Professor Gabriel Vecchi, the candidate will be required to work independently while also being able to complete specific projects developed based on the candidate’s interests and strengths.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physical sciences, mathematics, or related field. Candidates with strong backgrounds in climate modeling and the analysis of large datasets are preferred. The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references by applying at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7521. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


POSTDOCTORAL OR SENIOR RESEARCHER

Ice Core and Paleoclimate Science

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher or more senior researcher in the area of ice core and paleoclimate science. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field. The research will focus on the acquisition and dating of ice cores retrieved during two field seasons (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) in the Allan Hills, Antarctica. (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1744993&HistoricalAwards=false).

The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references by applying on the Princeton University Academic Hiring website at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9582.


Princeton University is 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.

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