[ES_JOBS_NET] Two tenure track positions: Volcanology and Geochemistry.

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Aug 15 20:18:56 MDT 2018

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites
applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in
Volcanology and one in Geochemistry.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the
time of appointment. For the Volcanology position, we seek candidates with
interests in one or a combination of the following research areas: igneous
petrology, experimental petrology, volcanic gas geochemistry, remote
sensing, physical or numerical modeling, volcano physics, physical
volcanology, and/or volcanic hazards. For the Geochemistry position we seek
candidates with interests in one or a combination of the following research
areas: igneous petrochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, geochemistry of
ore deposits, geochronology, and/or isotope geochemistry. For both
positions, potential for excellence in teaching and research are the most
important qualifications. Responsibilities will include developing an
active program of extramurally funded research, supervising and supporting
M.S. and Ph.D. students, teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses (3
courses total per year), and service to the Department, Institute, and at
the national/international level.

NMT specializes in science and engineering education and research and has a
present enrollment of approximately 2200 undergraduate and graduate
students. The successful candidates will join the Earth and Environmental
Science Department consisting of 16 faculty and about 50 undergraduate and
70 graduate students, with strong programs in Hydrology, Geophysics, and
Geology/Geochemistry, and a history of interdisciplinary research.
Additional geoscience professionals on campus include over 30 staff members
of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, plus faculty and
researchers in the Petroleum Recovery Research Center and the IRIS PASSCAL
Instrument Center. Analytical facilities on campus include the
state-of-the-art New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory (40Ar/39Ar),
a stable-isotope laboratory, electron microprobe, SEM with CL, XRD, ICP-MS
systems for trace-element analysis (including a laser-ablation ICP-MS),
fission-track and cosmogenic isotope facilities and soil chemistry lab.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching
and research interests, one representative publication, and the names of
three references in a single pdf sent to Rosa Jaramillo (
nmtjobapps at npe.nmt.edu) and copied to search committee co-chairs Ronni
Grapenthin (ronni.grapenthin at nmt.edu) and Peter Mozley (peter.mozley at nmt.edu).
For full consideration please apply by October 1, 2018. Inquiries should be
directed to the search committee chairs. NMT is committed to creating a
community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an
atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and
sensibilities of each individual.

NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a
generous retirement plan. New Mexico Tech is aware of the challenges of
dual-career couples, and provides limited assistance to qualified

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River
Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many
attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert
canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain
biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south
of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best
birding in the USA.


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