[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Chemical Limnology/Oceanography

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Nov 8 12:31:55 MST 2013




*Position Description*: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and
the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) in the Swenson College of Science and
Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth invite applications for a
joint tenure-track faculty position in chemical limnology/oceanography, at
the assistant professor level, starting on August 25, 2014. The research
expertise and teaching interests of the successful candidate will
complement the collaborative nature of both the Department and the LLO, and
the candidate is expected to:

   - develop a robust, independent research program in chemical
   limnology/oceanography, with a focus on large lake systems. We welcome
   applicants with broad field and analytical approaches to research areas
   such as (but not limited to) biomarker tracers, organic isotope
   systematics, the carbon cycle, or nutrient dynamics, as applied to modern
   or ancient environments.
   - teach approximately two courses per year in the Department’s
   undergraduate and graduate programs, including such courses as
   undergraduate and graduate analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry,
   general chemistry, and chemical limnology; also involve chemistry and
   biochemistry undergraduate majors and Chemistry and Water Resource Science
   graduate students in research.
   - fulfill typical service obligations in various parts of the University
   and scientific community.

The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology. An MS degree in Chemistry is offered and Department
faculty members also may participate in MS and Ph.D. programs in Water
Resources Science and in Integrated Biosciences. www.d.umn.edu/chem
The Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) is an internationally recognized
institute focused on oceanographic research approaches to large lakes
throughout the world. LLO’s limnological activities are connected to
several SCSE departments, as well as to several departments and institutes
on the UM Twin Cities campus and to the Water Resources Science Program.
LLO operates the only UNOLS research vessel on the Great Lakes, the R/V
Blue Heron. www.d.umn.edu/llo
The Department and the LLO have a growing inventory of major general
instrumentation including high-field NMR, X-Ray, CD/MCD, EPR, GCMS, LCMS
(including a triple-quadrupole system), FTIR, UV-Vis, LC, GC, stable
isotope ratio mass spectrometer with EA, GC, and gas bench interfaces, and
TOC analyzer. Specialized resources include steady state and lifetime
spectrofluorimetry, isothermal titration and differential scanning
calorimetry and laser-based and confocal microscopy as well as dedicated
areas for tissue culture, temperature-control, and radioisotopes.

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a medium-sized comprehensive
university of about 12,000 students located on the shore of Lake Superior.
The Duluth area is the site of an active freshwater research community
(e.g. university labs, a US EPA Environmental Research Laboratory, and a
National Estuarine Research Reserve).

*Qualifications*: Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in chemistry,
chemical oceanography/limnology, or a closely related field from a
regionally accredited university, post-doctoral research experience, and
evidence of teaching ability, such as experience as a teaching assistant.
Good written communication skills and evidence of potential to develop a
successful independent research program in chemical limnology/oceanography
are also required. Preferred Qualifications: A year or more of postdoctoral
experience, field experience in limnological or oceanographic research,
good oral communication and interpersonal skills, and evidence of the
ability to work with diverse groups. We are committed to attracting
candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that
diversity enriches the classroom and research.

*Salary*: Negotiable

*Terms of Contract*: Regular 9-month tenure track appointment
*Application Procedure*: Apply online via the Employment System at
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=115193 . A complete
application must be submitted online and include a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, summary of relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework
(e.g. unofficial transcripts or list of course titles) (*Additional Doc 1*),
a research plan (*Additional Doc 2*) and statement of teaching philosophy,
experience and interests (*Additional Doc 3*). Candidates should also
arrange to have three letters of recommendation (hard copy although email
followed by hard copy is acceptable) forwarded directly to Search Co-Chair
Colman at the address shown below. Questions may be directed to either

Prof. Steve Colman, Co-Chair

Large Lakes Observatory

University of Minnesota Duluth

2205 E. 5th Street

Duluth, MN 55812

scolman at d.umn.edu ; fax: 218-726-6979

Prof. Bilin Tsai, Co-Chair

Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Minnesota Duluth

10 University Drive

Duluth, MN 55812

btsai at d.umn.edu ; fax 218-726- 7394
 Completed applications will be reviewed starting the first week of
December and will be accepted until the position is filled.

*The University of Minnesota Duluth strongly encourages applications from
women and minority candidates.*

*If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability
Specialist at 218-726-7725 <218-726-7725>.*

*Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property. The smoking ban includes indoor
facilities and the campus grounds, as well as all University vehicles. *

*The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer*
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