[ES_JOBS_NET] Open-rank Geobiology faculty position at the University of Southern California

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Sep 8 14:30:15 MDT 2015


*Open-Rank, Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geobiology at the
University of Southern California*

The Departments of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences of the Dana and
David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of
Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invite applications for an
open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in geobiology
anticipated to start Fall 2016.

We are looking for an interdisciplinary scientist who will apply modern,
quantitative and innovative techniques to solve major problems in any area
of geobiology.  Our interests include but are not limited to candidates
with expertise in geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology,
and/or organic geochemistry, who combine field-based studies with
state-of-the-art analytical capabilities and laboratory experimentation.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a transformative
research program, to provide leadership in USC’s strong geobiology program,
and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position can be filled at the Full Professor, Associate Professor, or
Assistant Professor level.  A Ph.D. or equivalent in the Geosciences,
Microbiology, or related field is required.  Candidates are encouraged to
visit our websites in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at
*http://dornsife.usc.edu/earth/* <http://dornsife.usc.edu/earth/> and
*http://dornsife.usc.edu/bisc/meb/* <http://dornsife.usc.edu/bisc/meb/> .

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement
of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of at least
four individuals who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.
In addition, applicants should include in their cover letter a list of what
they consider to be critical issues in geobiology today and a research
statement that demonstrates how the candidate plans to address those
issues.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are
required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or
paste into a browser: *http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/53260*
<http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/53260> .  Review of complete applications
will begin October 15, 2015.  For further information, please contact the
Chair of the search committee, Jan Amend at *janamend at usc.edu*
<janamend at usc.edu> .

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and
firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of
every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly
encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and
individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is
available by contacting *uschr at usc.edu* <uschr at usc.edu> .
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