[ES_JOBS_NET] Open-Rank Faculty Position in Geobiology at the University of Southern California

Rosalynn Sylvan rosalyyl at usc.edu
Fri Sep 11 14:40:11 MDT 2015

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/ and 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, 
all candidates must apply via the “CLICK HERE” link at the top of this 
page. 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 .

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 .

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