We are hiring! Open tenure-track assistant professor position.

EES Open Assistant Professor Position

Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track position in earth and environmental sciences at the assistant professor level.  Successful candidates will have a PhD in an area of expertise that contributes to department strengths, and a record of scholarship that indicates that they will establish an internationally recognized externally funded research program. Candidates working across disciplinary boundaries or in emerging areas of earth and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply. Because Lehigh University and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences have a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our increasingly diverse student population, we seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are historically underrepresented in earth and environmental sciences.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of research that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions; a statement about teaching that describes prior experience, teaching philosophy, and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop; a statement describing experience and vision for enhancing participation of historically underrepresented groups; and the names and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22580 To ensure full consideration the application should be received by October 15, 2022.  For additional information contact Peter Zeitler (Search Committee Chair, EES Dept., 1 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015-3001, peter.zeitler@lehigh.edu). 

Lehigh’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences examines how the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and life interact to shape the world in which we live. Our research spans observational, experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches, which we incorporate into field-based, experiential, multidisciplinary education. We seek to instill in our undergraduate and graduate students the skills needed to succeed in life, and this includes engagement with diverse perspectives and people. We also work to enhance earth-science literacy so that individuals and communities can make informed decisions about environmental and resource issues. The department expects to hire several additional faculty in the next five years. More information about people and programs can be found at the EES department web pages at https://ees.cas.lehigh.edu/

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/worklife-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.