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Tenure-Track Position in Crustal Processes and Dynamics, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University has an opening for a tenure-track faculty member in Solid Earth Sciences with expertise in Crustal Processes and Dynamics. We are committed to excellence and diversity in research and teaching, and we seek to foster collegiality and collaboration among our members.

The desired concentration of study centers on crustal processes and dynamics, including (but not limited to) the study of crustal structure and dynamics; magma formation, evolution, and eruption; hydrothermal fluids and their effects on crustal processes; and could also involve interactions with Earth surface dynamics. Expertise can include geophysics, geochemistry, or the study of geomaterials. Research using a combination of approaches (e.g. field, theoretical, modeling, analytical) is preferred, as well as interest in or experience with both modern and ancient systems.

This faculty position presents an opportunity to join a productive department at a highly ranked research university. We seek an individual aimed at the highest standards of scholarship in research and teaching at both the graduate (MSc and PhD) and undergraduate levels, and who would be drawn to interact with a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty and student body in the Earth and Environmental Sciences and related fields. Connections with campus initiatives in transdisciplinary research, data science, digital learning, or immersive experiences for undergraduates are desirable.

The department is committed to increasing diversity in the geoscience community, and is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the academic community. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The position is effective for the Fall 2019 semester at the Assistant Professor level. Applications should include a vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names of at least three references (including mail and e-mail addresses, as well as phone numbers). Select applicants will later be asked to provide student evaluations of teaching, if available. The successful applicant must have the Ph.D. in hand by August, 2019. Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/56462. The review of files will begin on December 1, 2018. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Guilherme Gualda at g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving state-capital city that enjoys a moderate climate, excellent parks and natural areas, a strong and varied economy, and diverse food, music, and cultural opportunities.