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Tectonics, Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Tectonics, Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Earth & Climate Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Associate Professor
  • Geology - Tectonics/Structure
    Sciences - General

Tufts University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences in Tectonics, beginning September 1st, 2023. The faculty member will teach three undergraduate courses annually; perform high-quality, externally-funded research in their area of specialism; and actively engage undergraduate students in research. Candidates applying at the Associate Professor level or above will additionally take on leadership roles within the department. 

The Department of Earth and Climate Sciences is an undergraduate-only program that is beginning a major expansion in faculty and infrastructure to offer a new major and research expertise in Climate Science. Once the expansion is complete, our department will offer complementary undergraduate majors in Earth Science and Climate Science.

The successful candidate in Tectonics will teach courses including, but not limited to, Structural Geology and an upper-level course in Tectonics. While the Tectonics faculty member will primarily teach within the Earth Science track, we particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests include the role of tectonics in the Earth system as a whole. We encourage all faculty to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative teaching and research with other faculty at the university. 



Qualifications include: a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated potential for research supported by external funding. Candidates are expected to be inspiring undergraduate teachers and to initiate impactful research that incorporates undergraduate involvement 


Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a teaching statement that demonstrates a commitment to undergraduate education (including student participation in research) and curriculum development in our new framework of Earth and Climate Science; 3) a research statement; 4) a curriculum vitae; 5) a statement that describes an approach and commitment to improving diversity; and 6) the names (with contact addresses) of three referees. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Jill VanTongeren, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin October 24th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Tufts University is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for teaching and research. For more information on the university's efforts, see:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University's current COVID-19 vaccination requirements

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