[ES_JOBS_NET] DIVERSITY MENTOR PROFESSORSHIP with the Dept. of Earth and Environment at FIU

Rene Price pricer at fiu.edu
Mon Dec 11 10:30:54 MST 2017

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU at I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. 
For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
Florida International University invites applicants for a senior faculty position in Earth and Environment (Associate Professor or Professor) as part of FIU’s Diversity Mentor Professorship Initiative to recruit excellent STEM faculty with a history and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, particularly women and Hispanic-American and African-American students.  We will consider applications in all areas of Earth and Environment.  The department offers a Ph.D. in Earth System Science with two tracks; one in Geosciences and the other in Natural Resource Science and Management. Faculty in E&E conduct research in various disciplines including the geoscience fields of atmospheric sciences, hydrology, geochemistry, micropaleontology, stratigraphy, and structural geology as well as environmental fields of aquatic science, conservation biology, natural resource management, environmental economics and policy and agroecology.  Candidates that can contribute to the growth of these research centers and institute are encouraged to apply:  the Institute of Water and the Environment,  International Hurricane Center, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Sea Level Rise Solutions Center, or the Extreme Events Institute. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and an outstanding record of scholarly publications, research support, and teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a proven record of mentorship of women and underrepresented minority students and to participate in campus-wide and departmental programs that promote the goals of FIU’s NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (advance.fiu.edu), its Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body. Faculty appointment will be made at a tenured professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing and achievement.  FIU offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 514305 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/.  Please attach: 1) a cover letter that specifies Earth and Environment as your likely tenure department and includes names and contact information for referees; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching interests; and 5) statement of evidence of diversity mentoring (Guidelines: https://advance.fiu.edu/Diversity_Statement.pdf). Nominations and questions should be sent to: Dr. Walter Van Hamme, (vanhamme at fiu.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

René M. Price
Chair and Professor Department of Earth and Environment and
Southeast Environmental Research Center
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC5-373
Miami, FL 33199

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