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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Earth-Life Interactions at Florida State University

The department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the field of Paleobiology/Geobiology at the Assistant Professor level. The ideal candidate will investigate the coevolution of life and environment with potential interests in planetary habitability of Earth and exoplanets, biosignatures for life (radiations and extinctions), and implications for modern climate change. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: paleobiology, geobiology, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, paleontology, biotic responses to global change, geomicrobiology, and biogeochemistry.

Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Earth Science or a related field with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach courses and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department.

EOAS, housed in a new building (2020) with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, has approximately 40 faculty members, and 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and offers 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, statement describing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references to job opening # 49940 using FSU’s electronic submission system at We will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2021 and will continue to review applications until the position is successfully filled.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are members of underrepresented or marginalized communities.

Inquiries may be addressed to the the search committee:

Prof. Yang Wang (chair) –

Seth Young –

Olivia Mason –

Ming Ye –

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:

Advancing 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 when we share our commitment to these values.

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