Thread: Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Data Analytics at Virginia Tech

Started: 2021-09-30 11:30:01
Last activity: 2021-09-30 11:30:01
Could you please help us send out the following job ad to the IRIS
community? Thanks very much! -- Ying Zhou


*Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Data Analytics at Virginia Tech*

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech ( invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Earth
and Planetary Data Analytics. We anticipate hiring an Assistant Professor;
however, candidates at a higher rank may be considered. The successful
candidate will have a research and teaching portfolio centered in data
science with a focus on problems in the Earth, planetary, environmental, or
climate sciences. This may include the development and/or application of
data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, information
theory or similar cutting-edge methods for making novel advances in Earth
and planetary sciences.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in earth science, planetary science, data
science, applied math, computational science, or a closely related field at
the time of appointment and have demonstrated experience in the application
of data analytics, analysis or machine learning, or artificial intelligence
to earth or planetary science problems. Preference will be given to
candidates who demonstrate: (1) a strong commitment to principles
of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in research, teaching,
and university service; (2) the potential to establish a strong research
program and attract external funding; (3) how their teaching and mentoring
will benefit our student community.

Candidates should apply online in response to posting 517630.

Application materials include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3)
statement of research interests, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5)
statement articulating the candidate’s vision to enhance diversity in geo-
and planetary sciences, (6) one research product that illustrates the
quality and potential of the applicant’s work (e.g., peer-reviewed journal
article that is published or in-press), and (7) names and contact
information for three references. Each statement should not exceed two
pages, and the teaching statement should address both undergraduate and
graduate teaching.

Review of applications will begin on *December 6, 2021* with an anticipated
start of employment in *August 2022*. The successful applicant must undergo
a criminal background check. A full list of faculty responsibilities is
provided in the Virginia Tech Faculty Handbook ( For further
information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Scott King,
at sdk<at>

Attachment: Job-Advertisement-517630.pdf

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