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Chair, Department of Earth Sciences

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College / VP Area: College of Earth & Ocean Envir
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Geological Sciences, Full Time

Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Delaware

The University of Delaware seeks an inspirational and visionary leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. The Chair will be appointed at the senior associate or full professor level with a renewable five-year term.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and at least 10 years of academic experience in the earth sciences or a related field.  The successful candidate will be an established scientist with a proven publication and extramural funding record, a substantive record of service in administrative roles, and a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Department is seeking a strategically-minded, proactive individual who can champion the Department internally and externally. In consultation with the faculty, the successful candidate will develop a compelling vision for the Department that will enhance the prominence of its educational and research programs over the next decade. The candidate's ability to enhance departmental relationships with alumni and other external stakeholders will also be considered.

The Department has undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs with topical expertise in geochemistry, hydrology, surface processes, geobiology, and geophysics. The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment also includes the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the School of Marine Science and Policy, thereby encompassing a wide array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution that is state assisted but privately governed. The University currently enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance, including dual-career services (

Applicants should submit a complete CV, Letter of interest and experience, and a Diversity statement.

A general policy guide for Department Chairs, including duties and responsibilities, can be found at

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Mark Moline, at For best consideration, application materials should be received by February 15, 2022. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

Applications close: Open until filled

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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