Analytical Specialist, Department of Geological Sciences

Provo, Utah
Mar 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
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Analytical Specialist, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University

The Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University (BYU) invites applications for a full-time, continuing faculty status-track Professional Faculty position beginning as early as the Fall of 2018.

We are seeking an individual with interest and experience in managing analytical facilities. Experience in the operation and maintenance of at least some of the following is essential:  X-ray diffraction, liquid scintillation and alpha counting, ICP and XRF spectrometry, stable isotope analyzers.  Field expertise may include shallow sediment coring, geophysical surveying, and water chemistry sampling.  This professional faculty position is designed to assist and collaborate with Professorial faculty, as well as mentor graduate and undergraduate students.  The successful candidate will not conduct a self-guided research program.  Moreover, the successful candidate will spend much of his or her time working with students one-on-one or in small groups, and may be assigned to teach an instrumental methods course.  The position requires a PhD in the geological sciences or a related field.

Excellent research infrastructure exists within the Department, including laboratories and field equipment that support a wide-range of geophysical, geochemical, isotopic, and petrologic studies.  Excellent computational facilities are also available within the Department and University.

The Department consists of 13 Professorial and 3 Professional faculty, and offers B.S. and M.S. degrees.  Research areas include environmental geology, hydrogeology, continental magmatism, structure and tectonics, stratigraphy, paleontology, planetary geology, mineral surface chemistry, geophysics, climate studies, and petroleum geology.

Applicants should send by US mail a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of experience managing analytical facilities, and the names and contact information for three references to:  Chair, Search Committee, Dept. of Geological Sciences, PO Box 24606, S-389 ESC, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602.  Applications will be considered until May 31, 2018.

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university‚Äôs Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

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