Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

June 13, 2018

A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities (AAU), Rutgers University–New Brunswick is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning, New Jersey’s land-grant university, and the state’s premier public research university. The Henry Rutgers Professorship reflects Rutgers’ strong tradition of cross-disciplinary research and collaborative institutions, including EOAS, the Rutgers Climate Institute, the Rutgers Energy Institute, and the Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience initiative. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is committed to seeking solutions for a more sustainable world, a pillar of its strategic plan. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is launching a national search for the position of Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks an accomplished scientist to serve as the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and to join our faculty in spring 2019 or as negotiated. Henry Rutgers Professorships were created recently, with central administration resources, to recruit excellent faculty with established track records in specific disciplines identified in the University’s strategic plan.

The successful candidate will engender cross-cutting research, teaching, and service amongst Earth, oceans, and atmospheric sciences, advancing Rutgers’ leadership in one or more critical scientific problems. S/he will engage as a key member of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS). The Institute is a broad interdisciplinary community fostering research, education, and engagement about Earth’s interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere, their interactions and co-evolution through our planet’s history, and humanity’s dependence and impacts upon these systems. EOAS’ mission encompasses: exploration of the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere and biosphere of Earth and its neighbors; integration of different disciplines and perspectives to better understand the complex dynamics of the Earth system; and stewardship of the planetary environment.

Candidates should be internationally recognized for their research, have a demonstrated commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration in the natural and social sciences, and possess a commensurate record of publications, grants, teaching and service. In addition to being an EOAS member, the successful candidate will have a tenure home in a disciplinary department, with the potential for joint appointment in multiple departments. Potential home departments include, but are not limited to: Earth and Planetary Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources; Environmental Sciences; Geography; and Marine and Coastal Sciences. The position requires an earned doctorate and a body of work that would merit appointment to a senior faculty position with tenure.

The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is situated in central New Jersey with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Central New Jersey offers vibrant and varied cultural activities, excellent public and private schools, and opportunities to live in culturally diverse urban, suburban or small town settings within a short distance of campus.

All nominations and applications should be submitted by August 24, 2018. To apply, applicants should submit applications electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/67459. Your application should include the following materials: (1) a letter of application that describes why you are suited for the position and an overview of relevant prior experiences; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of three references (inside and external) including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. References will not be contacted without informing the candidate. Only those applications submitted through the official Rutgers Human Resources System will be considered. Review of applications will start August 24, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Nominations, inquiries, and questions should be submitted to:

Professor Robert Sherrell, Chair
Henry Rutgers Professorship (EOAS) – Search Committee

Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root more than 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research university with a global impact. Rutgers–New Brunswick also engages in community initiatives, new and small business development, and serves as a policy resource across New Jersey.

Today, Rutgers–New Brunswick is among the top 25 public national universities in the United States as ranked by US News & World Report. With over 50,000 students and approximately 10,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers–New Brunswick is a vibrant academic community committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service.

We educate New Jersey’s future leaders. Rutgers–New Brunswick offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs. The university's more than 500,000 living alumni are making a difference in all 50 states and on six continents.

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