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Associate or Full Professor of Geobiology

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a position in Geobiology at the level of Associate or Full professor.

At USC, Geobiology is interpreted broadly, including geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, carbon cycles and proxies, ocean acidification, astrobiology, source to sink processes, earth-atmosphere-biosphere co-evolution, global change, carbon sequestration, paleoenvironments/paleoclimate, paleobiology and other areas that relate to these topics.

The successful candidate will be expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, and to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses.  This position is supported by significant lab space, research infrastructure, and resources commensurate with the hiring level.

Located in central Los Angeles, USC serves a transnational student body and provides unique opportunities to engage in research, teaching, and service within an urban sphere, as well as easy access to the broader Southern California environment. The position offers opportunities to interact with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.

Candidates should submit a full CV, research and teaching statements (1-2 pages each), names and email addresses of 3-5 individuals who could provide letters of recommendation, a statement on how you would foster diversity at USC, and a brief description of possible opportunities for interaction with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, if applicable.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Application review will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the search is completed. Letters may be requested of referees prior to this date. Send inquiries to the Department Chair, Frank Corsetti (fcorsett@usc.edu).

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. 



REQ20107167 Posted Date: 09/20/2021

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