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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Recent News

Climate Change on Campus

Many of us are thinking about global warming these days, including LSA’s Associate Dean for Natural Sciences Chris Poulsen. As we get a clearer picture of what our changing climate means, how should universities respond?

Professor Nathan Niemi named 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

For distinguished contributions in advancing understanding of tectonics and climate in affecting evolution of mountain systems and in the education of young earth scientists.

Earth Camp aims to bring diversity to environmental sciences

Every summer for three years in a row, a diverse group of Michigan high school students spends a week exploring nature and learning about the environment through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Earth Camp. The camp hopes to spark interest among a new generation to enter the field.

Read more at Michigan Impact



Open Positon: Paleontology Faculty

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a full-time tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of paleontology at the assistant professor/assistant curator level.

We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleontology. We are especially interested in applicants investigating the invertebrate fossil record, although exceptional candidates with other areas of taxonomic expertise will be considered.

For more information about the position and application instructions.


Open Position: Professor and Director of the U-M Biological Station

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan solicits applications and nominations for the position of Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station.

We seek an individual with a distinguished research record and credentials suitable for a tenured academic appointment as Professor in an LSA Department such as Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or Earth & Environmental Sciences.

For more information about the position and application instructions.

A selection of photographs taken by students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.