The Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks an outstanding candidate in the area of ice-sheet dynamics to be the inaugural holder of the endowed Evans Family Professorship. This position is part of a new interdisciplinary cluster at Dartmouth focused on “Arctic Engineering in a Period of Climate Change” involving the Department of Earth Sciences and the Thayer School of Engineering. We encourage applications from candidates who use models of ice-sheet dynamics to complement Dartmouth’s existing strengths in understanding glacier and ice-sheet fluctuations in the context of geological, geophysical and climatic data on multiple timescales, and experimental and theoretical ice rheology.
Particular attention will be given to candidates whose research incorporates fundamental physical processes and data analytics. The successful candidate will complement and contribute to Dartmouth’s established research efforts in cold regions science and ongoing research activities in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Thayer School of Engineering. Candidates are also encouraged to explore possible synergies with other Dartmouth departments including, for example, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geography, and Environmental Studies.
The successful candidate will exemplify Dartmouth's commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities consist of three courses spread over three of four ten-week terms. To create an atmosphere supportive of research, Dartmouth College offers faculty members grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities. The Department of Earth Sciences is home to 12 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences, and enjoys strong Ph.D. and M.S. programs and outstanding undergraduate majors.
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To submit an application, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests and objectives, reprints or preprints of up to three of your most significant publications, and the name, address (including street address), e-mail address and fax/phone numbers of at least three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/72655 or send all documents as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org (attention: Glaciology Search Committee). Application review will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.