Employment Opportunities


Faculty Position in Sedimentary Systems Science

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sedimentary systems sciences at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We seek a colleague who creatively uses field-based, lab-based, experimental, and/or theoretical approaches to investigate sedimentary processes and sedimentary records, and their implications for modern or ancient Earth-surface processes and changes related to the cryosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and/or atmosphere. 

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, through teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and through service including engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the department, college, and university. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: https://cse.umn.edu/esci).  The department and its faculty also maintain strong connections and collaborations with other relevant research units in the School of Earth &  Environmental Sciences and across the University including  (but not limited to) the Polar Geospatial Center, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, the Minnesota Geological Survey, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, and the Institute for Rock Magnetism. Faculty, staff, and students in the department are engaged in a strong and growing commitment to DEI initiatives within our unit, at the College and University levels, regionally in Minnesota, and beyond. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field and a track record of peer-reviewed publications at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements on their research and teaching interests, as well as the names and contact information (email, phone) of three references. Each of the statements should not be more than three pages, and each must address commitments and activities related to promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are integral to performance and promotion criteria in the department.

These materials must be submitted along with your application through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/96956.

To request accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Appointment may begin as early as August 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Peter J. Makovicky, Chair of the Search Committee, at pmakovic@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment, and whose members serve as role models for a diverse student body. The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty. 


Postdoctoral Associate - General Position

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities may have postdoctoral positions available (contingent upon funding) for conducting research with faculty members. This position description is intended to facilitate hiring when positions are available.

Faculty research specialties include, but are not limited to, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, petrology, structural geology, rock and mineral physics, climate studies, geodynamics, geo(micro)biology, biogeochemistry, paleontology, and tectonics.

Positions may become available during the academic year. Minimum requirements for postdoctoral associate positions are a Ph.D. in physical or biological sciences or allied fields, depending on the specific position available.

Before applying, it is highly recommended that interested persons review faculty research webpages and to contact faculty member(s) directly.  

Candidates must apply online at UMN's "Find a Job" Site; Job Posting ID Number: 331315*; and must submit CV/Resume and a Cover Letter.  Recommended but not required are Statement of Research Interests and Names of Three References. (*See below for instructions on finding the job posting in the employment system.)


 


*To find the job posting:

  • Click on this link: UMN's "Find a Job" Site
  • Click on the appropriate 'button' for your status (e.g. "External Faculty and Staff Applications")
  • In 'Keywords' - type corresponding JOB POSTING ID NUMBER and hit the SEARCH button
  • Click on the job posting, please read through it in case there are specific instructions, then when you are ready, hit the "Apply" button at the bottom of the page.