The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington (ess.washington.edu) invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant Professor (Job Class Code #0143) in glaciology. Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to, dynamic behavior of ice sheets, ice-flow effects on ice-core interpretations, geophysical measurements and inverse problems on ice sheets and in boreholes, and dynamics of ice masses elsewhere in the solar system. We are particularly interested in individuals who combine observational geophysical programs with ice-core results and with ice-sheet models that incorporate physical processes to link the cryosphere to climate. However, we encourage candidates who investigate any aspect of the cryosphere to apply.
The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see http://advance.washington.edu/).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Geophysics, Geology or a related field at the time of appointment. While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Opportunities for participation in the teaching program will be available through seminars, occasional classroom lectures, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The UW promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff and the public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
This is a multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 12-month non-tenure track position that is contingent upon available funding. There is no state funding associated with this position. The successful candidate will secure external funding for his or her research and salary. The UW offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package, including access to campus child-care and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with publication list, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of four professional references. Electronic materials (.pdf) are preferred; send to firstname.lastname@example.org with Glaciology Search: [Your Name] in the subject line. Hard copies may be sent to: Glaciology Search Committee, c/o Scott Dakins, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 3, 2017. Questions pertaining to this search, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations in the application process, can be addressed to Professor Ed Waddington, search committee chair (email@example.com).
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.