Employment Opportunities

The Georgia Institute of Technology, consistently one of the top ranked educational/research institutions in the country, is undergoing significant growth in the earth and atmospheric sciences. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences currently consists of 26 faculty members, 95 graduate students, and 60 undergraduate students and has excellent facilities in the 265,000 square-foot Environmental Science and Technology Building, which also includes research groups in Ecology, Microbiology, and Environmental Engineering.   The Georgia Institute of Technology is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal education/employment opportunity institution.  

Chair of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites nominations and applications for Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to begin in Fall 2013.  We seek an outstanding leader and scientist with an earned doctorate in atmospheric, earth, or space science, or a related discipline. Applicants should be full professors who are strongly committed to interdisciplinary research, undergraduate and graduate education, faculty/staff development, and administrative excellence.  Candidates should have demonstrated administrative ability, outstanding research, and the leadership skills to build superior research and education programs.

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech is a dynamic and growing department with diverse research activities that focus on the geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.  The school has 29 tenure track faculty and 17 senior research faculty and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and has a growing undergraduate program.  We seek a chair who can provide leadership for this growth and leverage the assets of Georgia Tech effectively.  For further information about faculty research interests, see our web page at http://www.eas.gatech.edu/.

Georgia Tech is located on an attractive campus in the heart of Atlanta, a large, diverse, and vibrant city.  It is one of the top ranked educational/research institutions in the country and ranked as one of the best places to work. The new chair will have the opportunity to recruit and mentor new faculty and to forge new multidisciplinary interactions with environmental and planetary scientists and engineers at Georgia Tech. 

Nominations and applications should be sent in a single PDF file to: EASchair@cos.gatech.edu. Applications should include a cover letter stating interest in the position, a complete curriculum vita describing research, teaching and administrative experience, and the names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of five references. The search committee anticipates beginning review of applications December 15, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986.

Faculty Position in Planetary and Space Science

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of Planetary and Space Sciences. We are seeking candidates interested in a range of topics that complement our existing strengths: space physics, magnetospheric science, planetary atmospheres, interiors, and/or planetary geology, and surface processes. We are particularly interested in candidates who incorporate spacecraft observations with numerical and/or laboratory studies. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are sought, although outstanding individuals at all levels will be considered. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary academic and research environment that includes geophysics, planetary sciences, geochemistry and biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, oceanography, hydrology, and paleoclimatology as well as active planetary research in the Schools of Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.

Georgia Tech, consistently a top ranked educational/research institution, is undergoing growth in earth and planetary sciences, which includes a new Strategic University Research Partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences currently has 29 faculty members and 93 graduate students, and has excellent facilities in the 265,000 square-foot Environmental Science and Technology Building. For more information about our School and academic programs, visit www.eas.gatech.edu. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. PDF applications should be emailed to facultysearch@eas.gatech.edu.  Requests for information should be directed to Dr. Carol Paty (carol.paty@eas.gatech.edu) or Dr. James Wray (jwray@gatech.edu). Applications will be considered beginning November 1, 2012 but the search will continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geosciences

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in solid-earth geosciences. We are seeking candidates interested in a range of topics that complement our existing strengths: tectonophysics, electric field methods, quantitative geomorphology, rock mechanics, physical petrology, seismology, geodynamics, geodesy, volcanology, and processes related to geologic hazards.  We are particularly interested in candidates that incorporate field-based research with numerical and/or laboratory studies. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are sought, although outstanding individuals at all levels will be considered. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary academic and research environment that includes geophysics, planetary sciences, geochemistry and geobiology, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, oceanography, and paleoclimatology.

Georgia Tech, consistently a top ranked educational/research institution, is undergoing growth in earth and planetary sciences. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences currently has 29 faculty members and 93 graduate students, and has excellent facilities in the 265,000 square-foot Environmental Science and Technology Building. For more information about our School and academic programs, visit www.eas.gatech.edu. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. PDF applications should be emailed to facultysearch@eas.gatech.edu.  Requests for information should be directed to Dr. Andrew Newman (anewman@gatech.edu). Applications will be considered beginning November 1, 2012 but the search will continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

GT EAS Research Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowship

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Georgia Tech invites applications for the Research Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellowship applicants from Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary fields are encouraged to apply. EAS anticipates selecting several candidates to start in 2013. This competitive program provides opportunities for independent researchers doing innovative science that can bridge disciplines and can closely interact with research groups in EAS. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential mentors in EAS to discuss their research plans.

Research Frontier candidates are evaluated on the basis of their research record as well as their future promise to the scientific field. The Fellowship provides a competitive salary, travel and research funds. The term of the fellowship is up to two years. A complete application is due on the target date Jan. 31 and includes a CV, a 2-4 page research proposal, names of three references, and copies of up to 3 relevant publications. The application should be submitted electronically as pdf files to frontierpostdoc@eas.gatech.edu.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. For further information contact Prof. Josef Dufek (dufek@gatech.edu).