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Vanderbilt University and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply.  Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.  

This faculty position presents an opportunity to join a productive and collegial department at a highly-ranked R1-research university. We seek an individual aimed at the highest standards of scholarship in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate (MS, PhD) levels, and who would be drawn to interact with a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty and student body in the Earth and Environmental Sciences and related fields. The position is effective for the Fall 2018 semester at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have completed the PhD by August 16, 2018.  

The desired concentration of study centers on climate change and/or internal modes of climate variability that operate at inter-annual to millennial time scales and at synoptic to planetary spatial scales. Study areas could also involve related biogeochemical cycles and/or the water cycle. A strong foundation in climate modeling or earth system modeling is preferred, as well as interest or experience with both modern and ancient systems.

Applications should include a vita, a statement of research and teaching interests specific to our program, and names of at least three references (including mail and e-mail addresses and phone numbers). Select applicants will later be asked to provide student evaluations of teaching, if available. Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44162.  Contact FacultySearchVU_EES@vanderbilt.edu for more information. The review of files will begin in middle December, 2017 with a final closing date of January 7, 2018.  

Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving state-capital city that enjoys a moderate climate, excellent parks and natural areas, a strong and varied economy, ample, and diverse food, music, and cultural opportunities.

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