The Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks an outstanding candidate in the
area of ice-sheet dynamics to be the inaugural holder of the endowed Evans Family
Professorship. This position is part of a new interdisciplinary cluster at Dartmouth focused on
“Arctic Engineering in a Period of Climate Change” involving the Department of Earth Sciences
and the Thayer School of Engineering. We encourage applications from candidates who use
models of ice-sheet dynamics to complement Dartmouth’s existing strengths in understanding
glacier and ice-sheet fluctuations in the context of geological, geophysical and climatic data on
multiple timescales, and experimental and theoretical ice rheology. Particular attention will be
given to candidates whose research incorporates fundamental physical processes and data
analytics. The successful candidate will complement and contribute to Dartmouth’s established
research efforts in cold regions science and ongoing research activities in the Department of
Earth Sciences and the Thayer School of Engineering. Candidates are also encouraged to
explore possible synergies with other Dartmouth departments including, for example, Computer
Science, Mathematics, Geography, and Environmental Studies. Additionally, there are potential
collaboration opportunities with the Institute for Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, the Arthur L.
Irving Institute for Energy and Society, and the nearby U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and
Engineering Laboratory. Dartmouth is part of the University of the Arctic.
The successful candidate will exemplify Dartmouth's commitment to excellence in
undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities consist of three
courses spread over three of four ten-week terms. To create an atmosphere supportive of
research, Dartmouth College offers faculty members grants for research-related expenses, a
quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of
teaching responsibilities. The Department of Earth Sciences is home to 12 tenured and tenuretrack
faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences, and enjoys strong Ph.D. and M.S.
programs and outstanding undergraduate majors.
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students,
faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively
with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and
ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals
with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college
graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service,
and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. To learn more about Dartmouth and the Department of Earth Sciences, visit
To submit an application, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and
research interests and objectives, reprints or preprints of up to three of your most significant
publications, and the name, address (including street and email addresses) and fax/phone
numbers of at least three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/72655 or send all documents
as email attachments to email@example.com (attention: Glaciology Search Committee).
Application review will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.