Department of Geological Sciences – University of Florida Thompson Chair of Geological Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

Here is information about an academic position being advertised by the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (USA). We are told that paleolimnologists are invited to apply.

-Tom Whitmore

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES University of Florida Thompson Chair of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, invites applications for the Thompson Chair of Geological Sciences, an endowed position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor students for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and conduct a dynamic, externally funded research program in an area of globally significant earth science that is relevant to geological problems within Florida and the surrounding region. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: basin analysis, regional tectonics, carbonate and/or siliciclastic stratigraphy and sedimentology, biostratigraphy, karst geology, hydrogeology, coastal processes, sea level change, and environmental geophysics. Ph.D. required. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For additional information or nominations please contact Dr. Jonathan B. Martin, Thompson Chair Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, P.O. Box 112120, Gainesville, FL 32611-2120 ( Review of applications will begin January 14, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please apply online at (requisition # 0806180). For full consideration, the application should include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research, teaching, vision, and goals; (4) reprints of no more than three publications, and (5) the names of three colleagues who might be contacted for letters of recommendation. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records laws.