Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

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Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks an accomplished scientist to serve as the first Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

The successful candidate will engender cross-cutting research, teaching, and service amongst Earth, oceans, and atmospheric sciences, advancing Rutgers’ leadership in critical scientific problems.  S/he will engage as a key member of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), a broad interdisciplinary community fostering research, education, and engagement about Earth’s interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere, their interactions and co-evolution through our planet’s history, and humanity’s dependence and impacts upon these systems.

Candidates should be internationally recognized for their research, have a commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration in the natural and social sciences, and possess a commensurate record of publications, grants, teaching and service. S/he will have a tenure home in a disciplinary department, with the potential for joint appointment in multiple departments including, but not limited to:  Earth and Planetary Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources; Environmental Sciences; Geography; and Marine and Coastal Sciences.

A member of the BTAA and AAU, Rutgers–New Brunswick is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning, and NJ’s land-grant and premier public research university. This professorship reflects Rutgers’ strong tradition of cross-disciplinary research and collaborative institutions, including EOAS, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience initiative.

Applicants should apply electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/67459 with: (1) an application letter; (2) CV; and (3) list of three references. References will not be contacted without informing the candidate. Application review will start August 24, 2018. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Submit nominations/questions to: 

Professor Robert Sherrell, Chair

Henry Rutgers Professorship (EOAS) Committee

c/o Napis Wong



An equal opportunity employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.