The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for the endowed Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Coffman Chair in Sedimentary Geology. We seek an outstanding geoscientist with a record of impactful scholarly achievements within the broad field of sedimentary geology. We expect to make the appointment at the associate or full professor level with tenure, but extremely promising applicants at the advanced assistant professor level without tenure will also be considered.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (https://eas.unl.edu) offers B.S. degrees in Geology as well as Meteorology-Climatology and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with an optional specialization in Geology. Additional information about research and teaching in the Department can be found at the website above. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interface with, and potentially contribute to, multiple existing scientific research units at UNL. These include the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the Nebraska Water Center, the Holland Computing Center, the Conservation and Survey Division (our Geological Survey), the University of Nebraska State Museum (our Natural History Museum), the School of Biological Sciences, and the School of Natural Resources.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate geological sciences curricula, to develop courses in their specific area of expertise, to advise and direct graduate students and to carry out a nationally and internationally visible and externally supported research program.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Geology or a closely related field.
Demonstrated experience in research and associated activities with a primary focus on Sedimentary Geology, including a record of peer-reviewed research publications commensurate with the rank sought.
Research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Commitment to building inclusive excellence in the department and institution.
A documented ability to obtain and manage external research funding.
Demonstrated excellence in geoscience education and teaching.
Ability to develop research and educational activities with a field-based component.
Interest in using and expanding sedimentological and associated research facilities in the Department and University.
Interest and potential in developing new research collaborations that strengthen regional, national, and international linkages for the department.
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