Job Opening

Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Posted: 03/01/2018

Open Until: 03/31/2018

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University 
invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position 
with expertise in marine geophysics. Applicants should have a strong 
record of innovative research, including publications in peer-reviewed 
journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external 
support for their research programs. We particularly encourage 
applications from candidates whose expertise complements that of the 
current research staff and whose research uses innovative observations 
to examine fundamental solid-Earth processes, including but not limited 
to deformation, magmatism, and the cycling of water at plate tectonic 
boundaries and the formation and evolution of oceanic lithosphere. We 
also encourage applicants whose research aligns with Lamont’s strategic 
initiatives (

Lamont Assistant Research Professors receive nine-month appointments 
with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An 
incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally 
funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, 
including an opportunity for summer salary.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental 
sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded 
research programs or potential for supporting researchprograms with 
external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research 
experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested 
candidates should apply online at the following Quick 
Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), 
statement of research interests, and list of funded projects or grant 
applications awaiting approval, and should arrange for the submission of 
at least three letters of reference to director<at> 
Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2018 to ensure timely 

For more information contact:

Office of the Director

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: 

Helen Olivette
Human Resources Coordinator

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: 845-365-8357 / Fax: 845-365-8142


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