[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Western Washington University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Sep 19 16:40:45 MDT 2016

Assistant Professor, Stable Isotope Geochemistry

About the Position:

Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position 
in Stable Isotope Geochemistry in the Geology Department at Western 
Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA, with an expected start 
date of September 2017.  The Geology Department supports Western's 
mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and 
perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops 
the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We 
encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds 
who are interested in this faculty position.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 
students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British 
Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle.  WWU has longstanding and 
growing program in the geosciences, preparing more professional 
geologists than any other institution of higher education in Washington.

About the College/Department:The Geology Department has 14 faculty, 
offering BA, BS and MS programs in Geology, Geophysics, and Science 
Education, serving 200 majors.  The department has strengths in field 
and lab based teaching and research in geomorphology, igneous petrology, 
geophysics, hydrogeology and environmental/engineering geology, 
planetary geology, sedimentology, science education, and 
structure/tectonics. Several faculty in Geology also hold joint 
appointments in the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center 
(AMSEC), the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) program, 
and the Physics and Astronomy Department.  Additional information about 
our programs can be found athttp://cse.wwu.edu/geology
Position Responsibilities:The ideal candidate will enhance our existing 
strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses 
and research avenues in stable isotope geochemistry applied to any of a 
diverse range of geoscience problems. Areas of interest include, but are 
not limited to 
paleoclimatology/paleolimnology/paleoceanography/paleoecology, fluid 
flow and fluid-rock interactions, applications of stable isotopes to 
(bio)geochemical processes and (bio)mineralization. The hired applicant 
will be expected to successfully contribute to the department’s course 
and curricular offerings, to establish a successful research program 
that includes BS and MS students and securing external funding for 
support of major research instrumentation, and work with department 
faculty and staff to develop connections to other WWU departments and 
programs in the marine and environmental sciences and other allied 
fields. The faculty member will also be expected to participate in 
service activities, including departmental committees and student advising.
Required Qualifications:

  * Earned doctorate by hire date in the geosciences with an emphasis
    and experience in stable isotope geochemistry
  * Record of or potential for high quality undergraduate teaching
  * Commitment to establishing a vigorous research program involving
    graduate and/or undergraduate students
  * Ability to establish an externally-supported research program
  * Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with a diverse
    student body

Preferred Qualifications:

  * Post-doctoral research experience in the geosciences
  * Experience teaching in a BS and/or graduate program
  * Ability and interest to work with other interdisciplinary programs
    in materials science, marine and environmental science
  * Experience or demonstrated ability managing geochemistry research lab

Academic Emphasis:Geochemistry
Job Location:Western Washington University <http://www.wwu.edu/>, 
Bellingham, WA
Salary:Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union:United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:Please log in below and 
submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for 
Employment (EASE). Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to 
fully utilize our online application system.

Applications must include (1) a detailed cover letter that addresses the 
required and preferred qualifications and describes the applicant's 
background and interest in joining the department, (2) a statement 
outlining the candidate's plans and approaches for teaching and course 
development at WWU, including a statement on how the applicant's 
background and experiences (academic and non-academic) have prepared 
them to effectively teach increasingly diverse students and work 
effectively with diverse colleagues, (3) a detailed research statement 
including plans for laboratory development and undergraduate/graduate 
student involvement in future research projects, (4) a full curriculum 
vitae including the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone 
numbers of three professional references, and (5) undergraduate and 
graduate transcripts.
Other Information:Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Brady Foreman at 
(360) 650-2546 orBrady.Foreman at wwu.edu <mailto:Brady.Foreman at wwu.edu>.
Job Posted:9/8/2016
Closing Date Notes:Application review begins December 19, 2016; position 
is open until filled
Recruitment #:160375
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly 
trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities 
and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with 
applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an 
environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national 
origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, 
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, 
marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, 
including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's 
Policy onEnsuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and 
Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and 
Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity 
Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High 
Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington 
Relay);eoo at wwu.edu <mailto:eoo at wwu.edu>

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified 
individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in 
an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contactHuman 
Resources Disability Services 
360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show 
employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and 
Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background 
check will be conducted on all new hires.

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