Tenure-Track Professor in Earth History

Massachusetts, United States
11 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Earth and Planetary Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) invites applications for an open faculty position spanning the broadly defined fields of Geology, Geobiology and/or Geochemistry as they pertain to reconstructing and understanding the history of the Earth. This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant level. We seek to attract an outstanding individual to establish an innovative research program and teach both undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in individuals whose work spans the intellectual interests of Harvard faculty, including – although not limited to – the interactions between life, evolution, (bio)geochemistry, tectonics, and marine or terrestrial environmental change over geologic time. There is also the opportunity to work with sister departments such as Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Basic Qualifications

A doctorate or terminal degree in the broad area of earth history is required by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

We also seek candidates who have a commitment to teaching.
We value diversity in our faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Special Instructions

Please submit applications online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8387 Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching interests; four representative publications; and the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and conclude when the position is filled.

Contact Information

Further information about EPS is available at http://www.eps.harvard.edu/.

Contact Email

Address questions about the position to Professor David Johnston (johnston@eps.harvard.edu) and about the application process to Chenoweth Moffatt (moffatt@eps.harvard.edu).

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3