[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemistry of Earth Materials, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Joshua West joshwest at usc.edu
Thu Sep 4 19:38:13 MDT 2014

The Department of Earth Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California (http://dornsife.usc.edu/earth/) in Los Angeles, California, wishes to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in the application of geochemical techniques to the evolution and dynamics of the solid Earth, including the crust and lithosphere. The anticipated start date would be in the 2015-2016 academic year. The appointee will be expected to establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding and to contribute to the Department’s overall research effort in Lithospheric System Dynamics. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field and have the ability to develop and support laboratory facilities in their research area. The successful appointee will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, particularly in the areas of mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of teaching and research interests, and three or more names of individuals familiar with the applicant's work who could be contacted by USC for letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/30497 . Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2014. Inquiries can be directed to: Chair, Search Committee, c/o Karen Young (kayoung at usc.edu).


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We wish to appoint a tenure-track position in Geochemistry at Assistant Professor level in the Department of Earth Sciences at USC.  First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is carrying out creative and original research, and this is more important than the precise area. The best fit with our needs is in aspects of solid-earth geochemistry and petrology relevant to the formation and history of the crust and lithosphere, and the appointee will join an evolving group working on Lithospheric Dynamics.  We have undergraduate teaching needs in areas including Mineralogy, Petrology (Igneous and Metamorphic), and Geochemistry, and the appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching in some or all of these areas at both undergraduate and graduate level. We envisage that the appointee will need to set up laboratory facilities, and USC will assist with this in terms of providing space and a realistic level of funding for equipment.

USC Earth Sciences (http://dornsife.usc.edu/earth/) is a medium-sized well-integrated department with 23 faculty and around 65 PhD students. The department has strong research groups in Climate Science, Geobiology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Tectonics, as well as interdisciplinary research groupings working on the interfaces among these areas.  The Department hosts the Southern California Earthquake Center (http://www.scec.org/), and has research links with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the USC High Performance Computing Center (HPCC). Research facilities include well-equipped laboratories in areas of marine and environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry, and close links with the USC Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, equipped with SEM, STEM, and FIB instruments.
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