Penn State tenure-track position in Sedimentary Geology

Dear colleagues, 

Please share this opportunity for a tenure-track position in Sedimentary Geology. Note that application review will begin this summer (August 1). 

Thanks very much, 


Tenure Track Faculty – Sedimentary Geology

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Sedimentary Geology, broadly defined.  We seek a colleague working to understand the chemical, physical or biological evolution of modern or ancient sedimentary systems.  We are especially interested in applicants who integrate a combination of field, laboratory, and modeling techniques, and who complement our existing departmental strengths in geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics. 

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Geosciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses research programs spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment.  

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Appointment may begin as early as January 2, 2018.  For further information or questions, please contact Mark Patzkowsky, Chair of the Search Committee at

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 Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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