Monday, January 30, 2017

Iowa State University: Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of chairperson, at the rank of tenured full professor.  Primary responsibilities of the department chair are to provide visionary leadership for programs in geology and meteorology; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff, and students’ to promote productive relationships with all external constituents including, alumni, industry and government agencies; to foster productive relationships with a variety of entities across the university community; to promote diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff; and to facilitate faculty efforts to attract extramural grant and contract funding. The chairperson also carries the title, “Smith Family Foundation Chair of Geology” and in that role uses the earnings that accrue annually from the Smith Foundation and Morehouse endowments to advance the teaching and research missions of the Geology Program.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in geosciences, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and have credentials appropriate for the rank of professor, including scholarly contributions to the field that have earned national recognition.


The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of effective leadership or administrative experience in higher education or the research community. Applicants will also have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in all areas of responsibility (research, teaching, service) in prior academic appointments, with evidence of commitment to supporting the teaching and research missions of a major research university.  Evidence of commitment to creating a climate of diversity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff is also required.


All applications must be submitted electronically at (search vacancy ID# 700001). Please be prepared to enter or attach a letter of application including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and the names, street and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references.


The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those applications received by February 15, 2017.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Pennsylvania State University Department Head

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for an innovative, visionary leader as Department Head.  The Department is interdisciplinary, diverse, and dedicated to the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, and utilization of earth resources.  It is internationally recognized for its research in the areas of energy, energy business and finance, and environmental science and engineering.  The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of scholarship, previous academic or professional leadership, be qualified for appointment with tenure, be committed to promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the department, be dedicated to increasing the diversity of our faculty and students, and be supportive of College-wide initiatives.  Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  A wide spectrum of graduate and undergraduate degree programs cover the whole life cycle of energy and mineral resources, including Energy, Business and Finance; Energy Engineering; Energy Management and Policy; Environmental Health and Safety Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Fuel Science; Mining Engineering; Mining and Mineral Process Engineering; Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; and an online program in Energy and Sustainability Policy.  The Department has 31 faculty members, 121 graduate students, and 1388 undergraduate students, and sponsored research of more than $6M.  Additional information about the Department and the closely associated Institutes of Energy and the Environment can be found at the following web sites: and  Review of applications will begin 9 January 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants should submit:  1) a letter describing how they would lead the Department and contribute to its research, teaching, and service mission; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three to five referees.  These materials must be submitted electronically.  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor David Stensrud, at


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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