Faculty Position in Analytical Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-line position in analytical Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry to be hired at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The selected candidate will develop a highly published and externally funded research program in analytical isotope geochemistry and geochemistry that includes supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and laboratory technical staff. The candidate will provide primary oversight of a newly created ICP-MS core facility, which will include new multi-collector and quadrupole ICP-MS instruments (ThermoFisher Neoma and iCAP TQ), a laser ablation system (ESI NWR193), and a clean laboratory housed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, located within the newly constructed Strong Hall. All laboratory spaces are new, although resources for necessary renovations to analytical and clean laboratory space will be provided. Associated responsibilities include financial oversight, any additional equipment purchasing, clean and analytical laboratory set up, and subsequent operation and maintenance of the core facility. The candidate is additionally expected to perform rank-appropriate departmental and university service, and teach introductory courses as well as undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the candidate's specialization.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree and show demonstrated excellence through publications and competitive support (e.g., grants, contracts, fellowships) in isotope geochemistry (radiogenic and/or non-traditional stable isotope) and in analytical geochemistry. The candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. degree by the date the position begins. The candidate is expected to have experience or the capability to set up, run, and maintain multi-collector and quadrupole ICP-MS instruments, a laser-ablation system, and a multi-user low-blank clean laboratory capable of generating very precise geochemical and isotopic data.

To apply, please submit: (1) cover letter, (2) full curriculum vitae, (3) statements describing research and teaching experience, philosophy, and plans, (4) a statement detailing relevant analytical and laboratory experience, and (5) names and contact information for at least 3 professional references via http://apply.interfolio.com/101221. Application review will begin on 1 March 2022 and remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Fedo (cfedo@utk.edu).

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

posted: 02 February 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.