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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Faculty position in planetary mineralogy/petrology/geochemistry



The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks to fill a faculty position in mineralogy/ petrology/geochemistry with emphasis in planetary geoscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position begins August 1, 2017. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a Research I University and the flagship campus of the UT system. The Department (http://eps.utk.edu) focuses on geology and has an active emphasis on planetary research, including the study of terrestrial analogs, through its Planetary Geosciences Institute (http://web.utk.edu/~pgi). Requirements for the position are: Ph.D. in geology or a related field, and demonstrated research experience in planetary/terrestrial geoscience.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, funded program of planetary/terrestrial research, mentor graduate students, effectively teach courses in mineralogy and/or petrology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate in department research dealing with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and solar system exploration. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

To apply, please email the following to jmoersch@utk.edu, with the subject line "Planetary faculty application": C.V., cover letter describing research and teaching experience and plans, and names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received by November 15, 2016, are ensured review, but earlier submission is encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to J. Moersch.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


posted: 21 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.