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Harvard University Tenure-Track Professor in Cryosphere Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Tenure-Track Professor in Cryosphere Studies

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Earth and Planetary Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences ( EPS ) invites applications for an open faculty position in any area of cryosphere studies, including the development and application of observational platforms, field-based research, theory, and computational modeling. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work advances our understanding of climate change. This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant level. We seek to attract an individual who will establish an innovative research program and teach both undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in individuals whose work spans or complements the intellectual interests of Harvard faculty, including—although not limited to—the general areas of modern and paleo climate, and the fields of atmospheric and ocean sciences, hydrology, sea level change, geochemistry, geology and planetary sciences. There is also the opportunity to work with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Basic Qualifications

A doctorate or terminal degree in a field of science related to cryosphere studies is required by the expected start date, currently July 1, 2022.

Additional Qualifications

We also seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching. We value diversity in our faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We especially welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students.

Special Instructions

Please submit applications online at: Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita; a statement of research and teaching interests; a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas; up to four representative publications; and the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021 and conclude when the position is filled.

Contact Information

Further information about EPS is available at Address questions about the position to Professor Jerry X. Mitrovica ( and about the application process to Emily Bowman (

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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