Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Positions Available


Geochemistry of Near Surface Environments - Assistant Professor

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Isotope Geochemistry and/or Analytical Geochemistry of Near Surface Environments at the assistant professor level.  Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. We seek a colleague who creatively uses isotopic and/or analytical approaches to understand processes and changes in near surface environments in modern and ancient systems, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and/or the upper crust.  Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Earth Sciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and through service in the department, college, and university. The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the College of Science and 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:


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), a list of any planned presentations at conferences in fall of 2018, and the names and contact information of three references. These materials must be submitted online


- search for Requisition Number 325790


Appointment may begin as early as August 2019. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact R. Lawrence Edwards, Chair of the Search Committee at


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The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota may have positions available (contingent upon funding) to work with faculty members conducting research. Faculty research specialties include but are not limited to geochemistry, paleomagnetism, Quaternary studies, sedimentology, petrology, hydrogeology, structural geology, rock physics, climate studies, geobiology, and rheology. Persons interested in working with faculty members are strongly encouraged to view departmental faculty home pages for individual research interests and contact information. Positions may become available during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Minimum requirements for these positions are Ph.D. in physical sciences (with little to no experience from the time of degree completion to time of hire).

Before applying, it is highly recommended that interested persons review faculty members' web pages for individual research interests and to direclty contact faculty member(s) with whom they wish to work.

Candidates must apply online at; Job Posting ID Number: 324489*; 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.)






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