Provost's Fellowship in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Chicago
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. This funding program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in Earth and Planetary Sciences, such as women, Black/African-American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow for a three-year term, during which they will be able to pursue their independent research interests under the mentorship of the departmental faculty. The expectation is that the Fellow will use their appointment and the resources at the University to establish themselves as an emerging leader in their particular field of research. The Fellow will automatically be considered for promotion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the department at the end of the fellowship period. To aid in this effort, the Fellow will meet regularly with the Chair and a Faculty Mentoring Committee during which they can discuss issues that arise as they navigate their early career and develop their research program.

A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment and without a tenure track appointment at another institution. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three reference letters through the University's Academic Careers website A statement of teaching interests will be required upon consideration for appointment to assistant professor.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Fred Ciesla