Tenure-track Faculty Position in Tectonic Petrochronology

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in petrochronology-an emerging field that explores the power of minerals to serve as time capsules that yield information about pressure, temperature, deformation, and interaction with fluids during their evolution. The appointee is expected to develop a high-profile, externally funded research program, teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in solid-Earth aspects of geology, and contribute to departmental, university, and external service. The position is open to applicants who hold or are about to graduate with a Ph.D. The Department of Geosciences seeks faculty who promote diversity in research, education, and outreach, and who have interests in collaborative research and curricular activities.

This position has excellent opportunities for collaboration given existing strengths in igneous petrology/geochemistry, U-Th-Pb geochronology (Arizona LaserChron Center), noble gas geochemistry/geochronology (Arizona Noble Gas Laboratory), TIMS-based geochronology and petrogenesis, and fission-track geo/thermochronology, and in using this information to address problems in tectonics, sedimentary geology, landscape evolution, paleoclimate, and planetary science. The successful candidate will be encouraged to utilize existing infrastructure in geochemistry and geochronology within the Department of Geosciences, which includes a Hitachi SEM (with EDS, EBSD, and color CL capabilities), an ELA-SC-ICPMS (Element2), an ELA-MC-ICPMS (Nu Plasma), two new noble gas mass spectrometers (Helix MC and Argus VI), and two ID-TIMS mass spectrometers. Additional instrumentation is available from the Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility, including two SEMs (one equipped with Raman), FIB-SEM, TEM, and two EMPA instruments.

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona features perennial top-ten ranked programs in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, and a growing emphasis in climate science and paleoclimatology. The University of Arizona also has top planetary science, hydrology, and engineering departments with significant potential for collaboration.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. Required application materials include: a (1) curriculum vitae; (2) statement of research interests and accomplishments; (3) statement of teaching interests and qualifications; (4) vision statement describing how the candidate would develop their research program, (5) statement describing the candidate's experience in working with diverse students, diversifying a department, or demonstrating success in increasing a sense of academic inclusiveness; and (6) list of at least three references (including mail and email addresses and telephone numbers) to: https://uacareers.com/postings/43205. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

posted: 27 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.