[ES_JOBS_NET] Open-rank Geobiology faculty position at the University of Southern California

Open-Rank, Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geobiology at the University of Southern California

The Departments of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invite applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in geobiology anticipated to start Fall 2016.

We are looking for an interdisciplinary scientist who will apply modern, quantitative and innovative techniques to solve major problems in any area of geobiology.  Our interests include but are not limited to candidates with expertise in geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and/or organic geochemistry, who combine field-based studies with state-of-the-art analytical capabilities and laboratory experimentation.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a transformative research program, to provide leadership in USC’s strong geobiology program, and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The position can be filled at the Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor level.  A Ph.D. or equivalent in the Geosciences, Microbiology, or related field is required.  Candidates are encouraged to visit our websites in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at http://ift.tt/1pjvFez and http://ift.tt/1i2leej .

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of at least four individuals who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.  In addition, applicants should include in their cover letter a list of what they consider to be critical issues in geobiology today and a research statement that demonstrates how the candidate plans to address those issues.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste into a browser: http://ift.tt/1K9MtOj .  Review of complete applications will begin October 15, 2015.  For further information, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Jan Amend at janamend@usc.edu .

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu .

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