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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
The position requires an earned doctorate and a body of work that would merit appointment to a senior faculty position with tenure.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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.
Posting Number: 18FA0253
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 67459
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.