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Faculty Positions


 

Lecturer

The Geosciences Department at Princeton University seeks applications for a non-tenure track lecturer to teach GEO 202, "Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate," an introductory undergraduate course for Geoscience majors during the Spring 2023 semester. The course should be lecture and problem-set based and covers topics including the Earth radiative budget, the atmospheric and oceanic circulations, climate change, contemporary carbon cycle and basic concepts on marine and terrestrial ecosystems. We are looking for a creative approach to introductory Earth science To apply, please submit an application that includes a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching experience, a one-page course proposal, and contact information for three references on the Princeton University Academic Hiring website https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27682. Candidates for this position must have a PhD in Geosciences or a related discipline.

Diversity and inclusion are central to Princeton University's educational mission and its desire to serve society. Members of the Geosciences department have a deep commitment to being inclusive. We believe that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas, so we seek to reach out as widely as possible in order to attract the ablest individuals as students, faculty, and staff. In applying this policy, we are committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as political views, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran status, disability, genetic information and/or other characteristics protected by applicable law in any phase of its education or employment programs or activities.

Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


 

Postdoctoral Research Positions

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Future Faculty in the Physical Sciences (FFPS) Fellowship

Princeton University invites applications for the newly established Future Faculty in the Physical Sciences (FFPS) Fellowship. We seek a diverse cohort of early career scientists who will conduct research in physics, broadly defined to include the subdisciplines of astrophysics, biophysics, and geophysics and planetary physics, independently or in collaboration with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students. The Fellowship aims to increase excellence at Princeton by bringing scholars with unique backgrounds and insights, whose work will contribute to the promotion of groups that have been historically, and are presently, under-represented in physics and related fields. Candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to remedying the historical under-representation of people of color and women in the physical sciences by promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity through teaching, advising, mentoring, advocacy, or public outreach are especially encouraged to apply.

FFPS Fellows will have a primary home in the Department of Physics, of Astrophysical Sciences, or of Geosciences, and will be part of an actively mentored research community across institutional affiliations, including the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, the Princeton Gravity Initiative, and other Centers and Programs. The Fellowship includes an annual research fund. Appointments will be made at the postdoctoral or more senior research rank. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and funding, for a total of up to three years. The expected starting date is September 1, 2023, although this is flexible. A PhD in the physical sciences or a related field is required. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a statement of research interests and plans, and should provide contact information for three references by November 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST.

A personal statement and/or a description of the applicant's work in broadening opportunities in the field should be included as a separate section of the research statement. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=27441. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 15, 2022 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position(s) are filled. Only submissions through the application website will be considered. For further inquiries, contact postapp23@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background-check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Scientific basis of open ocean seaweed maricultures

D-23-GEO-00005 | Geosciences | Research | Posting Expires 10/13/2023 11:59 PM, EDT

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University invites applications for postdoctoral or more senior researchers to undertake either experimental or numerical ocean model studies of open ocean seaweed mariculture. The successful candidates will work with a collaborative group of Princeton faculty, with coordination by Professor Daniel Sigman. Applicants should have a background in biological or chemical oceanography, biogeochemical cycles, or another area related to the research topic. A Ph.D. is required. Applicants should apply on the Princeton University Academic Hiring website https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/28105 and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for four references. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Professor Sigman (sigman@princeton.edu); please include CV for context.

Appointments are initially for one year, with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon performance and funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ocean biogeochemical modeling and coastal dead zones

The Resplandy Research Group are looking for a Postdoctoral research associate or more senior researcher in the area of ocean biophysical modeling to work with Professor Laure Resplandy.The researcher will investigate the impact of climate change and human perturbations on ocean oxygenation and coastal hypoxia in the Indian Ocean. The researcher will specifically examine how riverine nutrient loadings and aerosol deposition control oxygen levels and how the risk of coastal hypoxia, which is crucial for ecosystem and ecosystem services, will evolve in the future.

Details and application online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/24941

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Professor Laure Resplandy (laurer@princeton.edu).