Assistant Research Professor of Earth and Environmental Systems

Pennsylvania State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Earth

Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus
Campus City:University Park, PA
Date Announced:03/04/2020
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:93993
Work Unit:College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Department:Earth and Environmental Systems Institute


A full-time, non-tenure track, fixed-term Assistant Research Professor position is available at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, to join the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. The successful candidate will work on currently funded research and will have experience with spectroscopy on weathering minerals, X-ray diffraction and whole rock analysis, neutron scattering on weathering minerals, and weathering models. The position will include field work monitoring water and implementing seismic experiments, and the successful candidate will have experience in both. The successful candidate may also teach graduate and undergraduate students in informal research settings. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with possibility of refunding. The start date could be as early as September, 2020, but before January, 2021. The position provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, and professional development. The successful candidate will enjoy ample opportunities for transdisciplinary research collaboration, as well as professional mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines and will be expected to work with multiple investigators whose expertise can be brought to bear on research problems. A Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience is required. Candidates should include a letter of interest and a CV with their application. The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.