Assistant Professor of Coastal Systems Geochemistry

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bostonThe School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a junior rank tenure-track position in the general areas of coastal systems geochemistry, to begin September 1, 2014. We especially welcome candidates with research expertise across a breadth of temporal scales, modern and ancient systems, and spatial scales, freshwater to marine. We particularly seek candidates whose research interests complement the ongoing research in the School which includes coastal geology, ecotoxicology, restoration ecology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, urban coastal watershed science, and climate change impacts on linked coastal watersheds. Particular attention will be given to candidates who combine a focus on understanding fundamental processes with state-of-the-art laboratory and/or field research programs that leverage the School’s Environmental Analytical Core Facility and Nantucket Field Station, contribute to ongoing research activities in the Department as well as in the Departments of Biology and Anthropology, and advance our research collaborations with the New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and the National Park Service. The successful candidate will continue the School’s strong traditions in graduate and undergraduate research and teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include Mineralogy and Petrology (undergraduate), Chemistry of Natural Waters (graduate), and 2 additional courses with an average formal teaching load of 2 courses per year. Informal education is a hallmark of the School and so mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and active contributions to our outreach and community-engagement programs are expected.

The School is within the College of Science and Mathematics and is home to 14 core faculty, 14 research faculty, and an additional 15 affiliate faculty from across the University. The School fosters transdisciplinary and transnational environmental educational programs that include BA/BS in Environmental Science as well as strong Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Environmental Science and Marine Science and Technology. To create an atmosphere supportive of research, the University offers a number of grants for research, extensive support for transformative teaching, and unique opportunities for catalyzing research outcomes through community engagement and public-private partnerships.

Located on Columbia Point, the University of Massachusetts overlooks Boston Harbor and the rich biodiversity and geological history of the Boston Harbor Islands. To learn more about the University of Massachusetts Boston and the School for the Environment, please visit

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until filled; priority is given to applications submitted by October 31, 2013. Applications must be submitted online at

Please submit the following:

Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and School values
Current CV
Three letters of recommendation should be sent to
Statement of research interests
Statement of teaching philosophy
Reprints or preprints of up to three of your most significant publications

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