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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemist at Florida State University

The department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at Florida State University (FSU) seeks an Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The ideal candidate will examine the role of trace elements in the oceans or other aquatic environments, the biogeochemical reactions controlling elemental cycles, and/or their impact on the biosphere as toxins. This research may include but is not limited to air-sea interactions, water-column, bottom waters, and/or pore fluids. The hire will work in the new (January 2020) EOAS building with a state-of-the-art trace metal lab, as well as with advanced analytical instrumentation (multiple ICP-MS’s and Neptune MC-ICP-MS) at FSU’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The appointee is also expected to contribute to the department’s strong commitment to the Oceanography and Environmental Sciences programs.

Appointees are expected to teach courses and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department and to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program in their specialty area of interest. Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree or the highest degree appropriate in Geosciences or a related field.

EOAS has approximately 40 faculty members, approximately 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and grants undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Sciences. For additional information on EOAS and FSU’s resources, please check

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a statement describing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references using FSU’s electronic submission system at Applications should submit their documents to job opening #49933. Review of applications commences November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee:

Prof. Angela Knapp(chair) –

Alyssa Atwood –

Jeremy Owens –

Vasu Misra –

Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, home to three institutions of higher learning, and offers connections with diverse government, private, public, and cultural organizations. Tallahassee was recently named an All-American City by the National Civic League.

FSU is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.

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