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Assistant Professor, Sedimentology/Sedimentary Processes, George Mason University

The George Mason University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences—within the College of Science—invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sedimentology/sedimentary processes beginning August 2017. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous, externally funded research program, involve students in research, aspire to teaching excellence, and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including sedimentary geology and other areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also provide service activities to the department, college and university.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in the geological sciences, or a closely related field, prior to the first day of this appointment. The department seeks a dynamic person with a broad background in sedimentary geology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary collaborations and field-based research are particularly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates whose research includes paleoclimatology and/or paleoceanography.

About Mason and the Department:
George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Va., in the suburban Washington, D.C., area. The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Earth Science and Atmospheric Science, an M.S. in Earth Systems Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, and oceanographers. Additional information about the department may be found at https://cos.gmu.edu/aoes/. Successful candidates are encouraged to forge research ties with other parts of the Mason community. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaborations with the U.S. Geological Survey, Carnegie Institute of Science and the Smithsonian Institution. Mason encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, minorities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F115Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, philosophy of teaching statement, a list of three professional references with contact information (with e-mail addresses), and examples of published work and teaching evaluations (if available) into the field labelled 'Other Doc'.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.