The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of mineralogy and petrology . Potential areas of research interest could include igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, volcanology, meteoritics, planetary geology, geochemistry, mineral surface chemistry, and/or other related areas of expertise. This position has an anticipated Fall 2020 start date.
Our department occupies a building dedicated to Geological Sciences, and houses numerous analytical facilities [ geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities ] including a new X-ray Tomographic and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory [ xray.missouri.edu ] as one of the MU Research Core Facilities, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor [ murr.missouri.edu ] and at other research core facilities [ research.missouri.edu/about/cores ].
As a minimum qualification, a Ph.D. in geological sciences or related field by the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the curriculum, including mineralogy and courses within their expertise, and to build an externally funded research program that complements the existing strengths in paleobiology, geochemistry, structural geology, and geophysics. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to conduct independent research and effectively teach students across the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Information about our department and our undergraduate and graduate curricula can be found at [ geology.missouri.edu ].
Use the online application to upload (i) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (ii) a CV; (iii) a statement describing research and teaching interests and a plan for attracting students, including students from demographic groups who traditionally have been underrepresented in the geological sciences; and (iv) a statement of inclusion and diversity. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to Dr. James Schiffbauer, Chair of the Search Committee.
Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with questions about the job duties. Please contact Human Resource Services ( email@example.com ) with any questions about the application process.
Review of application materials will begin on Tuesday, December 17 th , 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) on or before this date. The position will remain open until filled.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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