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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Sedimentary Processes, Earth & Environmental Science, Boston College 

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College invites applications for Earth systems scientists in the field of Sedimentary Processes. This is a tenure-track position expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will combine a vigorous, externally funded research program with excellence in teaching and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. More information about the position and the department can be found at https://www.bc.edu/eesciences.

We seek a geoscientist whose research in sedimentary processes highlights connections among surficial processes, the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and/or lithosphere. Broad research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sediment transport in coastal and river systems, as influenced by anthropogenic and geologic processes; sedimentary basin evolution; human-climate-environment interactions; sea-level rise and related human displacement and justice issues; and critical transitions in sedimentary processes throughout Earth history. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research uses field investigation, innovative computational, geophysical, geochemical, geochronological methods, and/or other analytical techniques. We particularly encourage applicants whose expertise may lead to collaborations with scholars from our department and across the university, including interdisciplinary research within the new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society (https://www.bc.edu/schiller).

The successful candidate will teach a mix of courses in the field of sedimentary processes, geared to majors in geological sciences and environmental geoscience, non-majors, and M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of our department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in their research, teaching and service work.

Requirements and application procedure

All candidates must have a PhD in the Earth sciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Application packages must include a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and names and contact information of three references. Candidates are welcome to incorporate information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work into any of these documents. Review of applications will begin on October 15. We expect to conduct first-round interviews in December, and on-campus interviews with finalist candidates in early 2022.

To apply for the position, go to https://apply.interfolio.com/91875.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Noah Snyder, Search Committee Chair (noah.snyder@bc.edu), or Ethan Baxter, Department Chair (ethan.baxter@bc.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

 

Assistant Director, Center for Isotope Geochemistry

Description

The Assistant Director, Center for Isotope Geochemistry, oversees the daily operation and general oversight of two critical instruments located within the Center for Isotope Geochemistry. These include a brand new LA-ICPMS system and an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS). These instruments comprise the geochemical infrastructure of CIESR: the Center for Integrated Environmental Systems Research.

The Assistant Director is responsible for laboratory safety, user training and support, carrying out calibrations, data reductions, assessment of data quality, and instrument maintenance, including responsibility for diagnosing and trouble-shooting problems. They will also participate in the production, interpretation, and dissemination of geochemical data. In addition, the Assistant Director may be asked to help support other research equipment in the Center for Isotope Geochemistry. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the geochemical infrastructure of CIESR located within the Center for Isotope Geochemistry operates efficiently while maintaining the highest standards to optimize the research productivity and educational opportunities for BC faculty and staff, students, their collaborators, and other external users.

The Assistant Director will directly supervise and assist undergraduate and graduate students each year from Boston College and outside institutions as they conduct research in the Center for Isotope Geochemistry.
The Assistant Director should have at least four years of experience in isotope geochemistry ideally including LA-ICPMS and/or IRMS. A doctoral degree in Earth Science, Geochemistry, Chemistry or a related field is preferred; a masters is the minimum requirement. One or more years of experience in managing a geochemical laboratory is highly desirable.

Further details of the position and information on how to apply can be found using this link or by contacting Dr. Stephanie Walker, Director, Center for Isotope Geochemistry (walkerfj@bc.edu), Prof. Ethan Baxter (baxteret@bc.edu), and/or Prof. Xingchen (Tony) Wang (wangvt@bc.edu).

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.  

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.