Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in the Changing Cryosphere

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in the Changing Cryosphere

Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Campus: School of Arts & Sciences: Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences


Assistant Professor: The Changing Cryosphere

Open Date

Aug 14, 2023


Nov 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and the Program in Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for an assistant professor position in the field of the changing cryosphere (e.g. glaciers, polar ice sheets, permafrost, sea ice).  The candidate is expected to conduct research on the physical processes controlling the evolution of the cryosphere, and its complex interactions with the solid earth, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere.  Candidates may make use of a variety of techniques including field data collection (geodesy, geophysical data), remotely sensed data (lidar, radar, satellite remote sensing), as well as theory, modeling, and experiments.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise undergraduate and graduate students, teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and be active in departmental governance and university service.  We seek candidates who complement our existing research and teaching expertise in climate, Earth surface processes, geophysics, and planetary science while also fostering collaboration with environmental scientists and scholars across the University community.  This position is a joint appointment between the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (75%) and the Environmental Studies program (25%).


Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in Earth science, glaciology, environmental science, or a related field, at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Complete applications comprise a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements.  The research and teaching statements should each include both plans and philosophies.  Plans should address proposed future courses and research projects, including potential sources of research funding.  Philosophies should address topics such as how applicants would broaden scientific participation, cultivate curiosity and creativity, develop civic and community engagement, encourage critical thinking, independence, and self-confidence, foster the development of people of all backgrounds, promote intellectual freedom and inquiry, and ensure that all individuals are treated with fairness and equality.  Applicants should include the names of contact information of at least four references.

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