[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
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Job Title Assistant Professor, Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Department Geological Sciences & Engineering
Department Web Address www.unr.edu/geology
Full Time Equivalent
Position Type Academic Faculty
List Rank/Range(s) II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Assistant Professor in Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University
of Nevada, Reno seeks an earth scientist for a tenure-track faculty
position at the Assistant Professor level in high-temperature earth
processes. We seek an outstanding scientist who combines field,
laboratory and modeling investigations and will establish an innovative,
world-class, externally funded research program in the petrological
and/or geochemical evolution of Earth’s crust and/or mantle.
Position duties will include establishment of a strong and consistent
record of research productivity, including publications in well-regarded
journals, and acquisition of funding from competitive external sources.
The applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at
the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. The specific field of interest is open, but
preference will be given to candidates who would complement and interact
with our existing strengths in the structural and metamorphic evolution
of the lithosphere, economic geology, geothermal systems, and natural
The position also includes teaching of undergraduate and graduate
curricula in the geosciences as assigned, including development of
graduate courses in his/her areas of expertise.
A portion of the position duties will include service to the Department,
University and the broader Geoscience community.
The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and
Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units,
the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological
Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at
The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and major
research institution in the state, has a student body of more than
19,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of
nearly 400,000 on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The Reno area has four mild seasons and is a scenic half-hour drive to
Lake Tahoe, one of the largest and most beautiful alpine lakes on earth.
The Pacific Crest Trail is nearby for hiking while fantastic ski areas
abound. San Francisco and the Bay Area are within a short half day’s drive.
The starting date will be January 1, 2016.
Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate degree in a geoscience
field by the time of hire (January 1, 2016) and demonstrate the
potential to establish a teaching and research program with
international recognition. Excellent communication skills, established
record of publication commensurate with the applicant’s career stage,
commitment to teaching, and ability to attract external funding are
Experience in igneous petrology/geochemistry field-and laboratory-based
research is highly desirable.
Contact Information for this Position
Stacia Gordon; staciag at unr.edu 775-784-6476
Greg Arehart; arehart at unr.edu; 775-784-6470
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and upload a cover letter, CV,
statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete
contact information for at least three letters of reference.
Job Open Date 02/03/2015
Job Close Date 08/15/2015
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 71666
Note to All Applicants
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring
documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will
notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest
degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s
first day of employment.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and
employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or
mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information,
gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno
employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to
work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals
with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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