[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: Central Michigan University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Job Ad - Cluster Hire

Wendy Robertson robertson583 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 06:35:41 MDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

My department is advertising for 3 faculty positions in Environmental
Sciences/Geosciences to start Fall 2016.  Details provided below and
in the attached pdf.  If you could distribute this advertisement to
any candidates you feel might be interested, I’d greatly appreciate
your assistance.

Best Wishes

Wendy Robertson

Position Title:  Environmental Geosciences (Two Tenure-track Assistant
Professors and Full Professor Chairperson)

College/Unit:  College of Science and Technology

Home Department:  Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Employee Group:  Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year

Employment Status:  Full-Time

Position Type:  9 month (Academic Year)

Position Classification:  Tenure Track Faculty

Position Begin Date:  08/22/2016

Job Ad Posting: https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/22095

Position Summary: Central Michigan University invites applications for
three faculty positions in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences.  Two appointments will be at the rank of tenure-track
Assistant Professor. One appointment will be at the rank of tenured
full Professor to serve as Department Chair.

We are seeking candidates who use a combination of fieldwork, large
data set analysis, and modeling to address environmental problems.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more
of the following areas: biogeochemical cycling, stable isotope
geochemistry, land/atmosphere interactions,
sedimentology/geomorphology, the use of geophysical techniques in
environmental research, and other areas of environmental science
pertinent to the Great Lakes region.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in environmental sciences, geological
sciences, or a related field.  Successful candidates will be expected
to support the undergraduate environmental science and geology
programs, enhance  graduate education by actively supervising Ph.D.
candidates, and become active members of the Institute for Great Lakes

Successful candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have
a record of publishing in quality journals and have a commitment to
excellence in undergraduate teaching and graduate education. These
Assistant Professors will be expected to develop and maintain an
externally funded research program involving undergraduate and
graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who have a
demonstrated record of receiving external funding. The initial
teaching load will be three courses per academic year, for up to five
years based on satisfactory progress towards establishing a funded
research program. Beyond the probationary period teaching load will
depend on the level of external support. Additional responsibilities
include departmental, college, and university service.

Candidates for the Department Chair position should have an
outstanding record of publishing and external funding as well as a
strong evidence of effective leadership in an academic setting. The
successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an
externally funded research program involving undergraduate and
graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Ideally, the
successful candidate, as an accomplished environmental geoscientist,
will use a multi-disciplinary approach to research, demonstrate
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, provide a vision for
strengthening the department and oversee the launch of the
environmental science program. Additional responsibilities include
teaching 2 courses per academic year and university and departmental

Message to Applicants: You must submit an online application to be
considered an applicant for this position. Review of applications will

September 15, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of

research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names
and contact information for 3 referees. Requests for further

information may be addressed to Dr. Marty Baxter (marty.baxter at cmich.edu).

About the Department: The Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences, housed in the College of Science and Technology, offers

B.S. degrees in meteorology and geology, participates in the
interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree in Earth and Ecosystem Science, and

has recently established an undergraduate B.S. degree in Environmental
Science. To learn more about the department, visit:


CMU offers competitive salary, benefits and start-up packages.


Wendy M. Robertson M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Central Michigan University
wendy.robertson at cmich.edu
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