[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Gem Science, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 17:12:38 MST 2018




Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Gem Science


Geosciences (1205)

Medical Sub-Speciality



Main Campus

Position Summary

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona seeks a creative
geoscientist with research expertise in mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry
or related fields to fill a tenured or tenure-track position as The
RealReal, Inc. Endowed Chair in Gem Science. The successful candidate will
be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to
teach Geosciences courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, and to
spearhead the development of a new academic emphasis area in gem sciences.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with
strong cross-disciplinary initiatives already in the Department, including
mineral sciences, geochemistry, geochronology, petrology, and mineral
resources. The position is tenure-track at the Assistant, Associate, or Full
Professor level, and open to applicants who hold or are about to graduate
with a Ph.D. Candidates will be evaluated according to rank. The Department
of Geosciences seeks faculty who promote diversity in research, education
and outreach, and who have interests in collaborative research and
curricular activities.
There are excellent opportunities in both research and outreach for the
successful candidate because this position represents a frontier area of
academia - industry collaborations. The RealReal, Inc. is a luxury
consignment company with interests in the characterization and study of the
origins and provenance of gems, minerals, and precious stones, as well as
promotion and education of students in gem science. Tucson, Arizona is home
to the world's largest Gem and Mineral Show that annually brings together
gem and mineral scientists with dealers and collectors from all over the
world. The new University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum will be located
in downtown Tucson and will feature a large hall devoted to gems. 
The Geosciences Department at the University of Arizona features perennial
top-ten ranked programs in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, and a
growing emphasis on climatology-paleoclimatology. The Department includes 33
full-time faculty, 30-40 research scientists, 70-80 graduate students, and
200-250 undergraduate students. The University of Arizona also has top
business, marketing, optics, and engineering departments with interests in
developing unique interdisciplinary research and training programs focused
on gems and minerals. Gems and minerals are at the heart of a global,
billion-dollar industry, giving this program at the University of Arizona
significant growth potential. The selection process will begin January 7,
2019, with the goal of hiring a candidate for Fall 2019.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans;
life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the
employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans;
access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best
Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of
Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
For more information about working at the University of Arizona and
relocation services, please  <http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/> click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program.
Teach solid-Earth Geosciences courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Spearhead the development of a new academic emphasis area in gem sciences.

Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous,
collaborative, and externally funded research program, including publishing
and presenting their research to the scientific community, and to work with
other members of the University of Arizona community, including
collaborating faculty, researchers, and students from UA and other
institutions to promote the mission and vision of making UA an international
leader in Mineralogy. The appointee will also contribute to teaching and
mentoring, student engagement, community outreach, university service, and
efforts to encourage diversity and participation of members of
underrepresented groups in university activities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree completed prior to August 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

A post-doc or geoscientist with research expertise in mineralogy, petrology,
geochemistry or related fields.


To be determined.

Tenure Information

Tenure-Eligible (TE)





Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay


Job Category


Type of criminal background check required:

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)


Limited to Current UA Employees


Contact Information for Candidates

Bob Downs
rdowns at u.arizona.edu

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Review Begins On


Special Instructions Summary

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of
research interests and accomplishments, statement of teaching interests and
qualifications (statement of teaching philosophy) , a brief vision statement
(under Personal Statement) of how the candidate would build and manage this
new program, and a list of at least three references (including mail and
email addresses and telephone numbers) with your application

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a
minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you
be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an
automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief
questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as
request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know
that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing
innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an
inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we
translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have
experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and
constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of
perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to
applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we
also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service
programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence
initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and
faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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