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

Ray Russo rmrusso2010 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 16:44:26 AEDT 2021

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://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/MVV_C81V0PTKEGyrUnNGM7?domain=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://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/UFG2C91WPRTpD0w1TEAIZY?domain=news.ufl.edu).  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
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/yoDyC0YKPviLpxA8s2ypKl?domain=geology.ufl.edu 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
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/LPv-CgZ0N1i7D3zkS3ZDuY?domain=apply.interfolio.com. 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 at ufl.edu* <rrusso at 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 https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/L6_BCjZ1N7ivVrx9s1Fq9w?domain=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).

R. M. Russo
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Geological Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
+1 352 392 6766
+1 352 392 9294 fax
rrusso at ufl.edu for all University of Florida business
rmrusso2010 at gmail.com for all other contacts
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