Assistant Professor, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Drexel University in Pennsylvania

Deadline March 10, 2014
Date Posted November 19, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Drexel is ranked one of the best national universities in the category of Best National Universities in Americas Best Colleges for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year and in the top 100 for the fourth straight time.  Drexel also ranked sixth among national universities in the U.S. News list of "Up-and-Comers," those schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities." 


With more than 8,200 employees and over 23,500 students, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace.  Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.


Job Overview: The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in mineralogy and/or petrology.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, materials science, environmental geology, sedimentary petrology, low-temperature geochemistry, coastal plain/continental shelf environments, and paralic and nearshore authigenesis.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geology (or related field), a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally funded research program.


Essential Functions:

The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area and will teach undergraduate courses in the new Geoscience major, including Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Mineralogy. The ability to collaborate with Drexel's Department of Materials Science & Engineering is a plus. Importantly, Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning; field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply.


Supplementary Posting Information:

The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.


Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Assistant Professor, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The requisition number is 5737.


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