[Geodynamics] Assistant Professorship, AI/Machine Learning in Earth Sciences

Dear Colleagues -

We have a job search just beginning, details below.

Please consider applying if interested, and please pass on to any who might be interested.

Many thanks!

Ray Russo
Search Committee Chair

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2021. We invite applicants in all areas of observational, theoretical and computational geosciences who specialize in using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in their research. We particularly encourage applicants in the areas of natural hazards, climate change, solid Earth geophysics, remote sensing, or allied Earth system fields. The Geological Sciences department at UF has developed a strong expertise in high-performance numerical computing of Earth System dynamics, providing an ideal context for future work and collaborations involving AI/ML research in the Earth Sciences. This position is part of a new AI/ML hiring initiative at the University of Florida (https://ai.ufl.edu) coinciding with the development of the new HiPerGator AI NVIDIA GPU SuperPod architecture, the world’s fastest supercomputer in higher education (https://news.ufl.edu/2020/07/nvidia-partnership/). Applicants should have a PhD or have completed the PhD requirements by August 2021. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The successful candidate will have a strong, established research program in some aspect of AI/ML that complements current Departmental research endeavors, a compelling plan for future research, and the ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The University and Department are committed to introducing AI/ML widely and at all levels of instruction. Information about the Department can be found at geology.ufl.edu.

The Department of Geological Sciences is committed to maintaining an environment that welcomes diversity of ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see http://geology.ufl.edu/department/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the Department of Geological Sciences. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82647. Applications must include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, future research goals, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement detailing current activities and future research plans, (4) a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, and (5) a list of names and contact information of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable teaching and research environment in their teaching statement and cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Raymond Russo (rrusso@ufl.edu).

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).