Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions.  The positions can be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2016. The successful candidates are expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, to help develop and participate in undergraduate ad graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research.  In the case of an appointment with tenure, the candidate must already be internally recognized and have a demonstrated record of external research funding.  A Ph.D. is required in the earth science or a related natural sciences discipline; post doctoral experience is desirable.  

Applications are sought for two focus areas: 

1) Geosciences including: low-temperature geochemistry and studies of the early Earth, cosmochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, volcanology, and ingenous petrology.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our recent hires with expertise in sedimentary, metamorphic and tectonic processes, planetary geology, and planetary atmosphere. 

2) Environmental Sciences including: natural resources (including water, metals, soils, and energy), ecology, critical zone science, marine sciences, cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, landscape hydrology, environmental change, air pollution, and biogeochemistry.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our program in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. 

Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research and teaching ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the earth and environmental sciences, and sustainability.  They include multiple engineering departments, Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the cross-department Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute.  There are excellent opportunities for additional collaboration within the Baltimore-Washington region, including the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Surgery, the University of Maryland, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio, should indicate the relevant focus area and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information for at least three references.  Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Heisey (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Sverjensky, Geosciences, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu) and/or Professor Waugh, Environmental Sciences Search Committee Chair (Waugh@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applications received by June 30, 2016 will receive full consideration.  

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University if an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.