Two Faculty Positions in Petrology/Volcanology and Mineral Resources/Economic Geology

University of Alaska Anchorage
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Jul 02, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
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The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage ( geology/) seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members (open rank), with a start date of August 2019. We aim to expand and complement existing areas of research expertise in the Department which include geochemistry, structural geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, and planetary geology. The successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student body in the B.S. and M.S. programs in geological sciences.

(1) Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology and/or Volcanology: teaching expectations for this position include igneous & metamorphic petrology, volcanology, geological field methods or field camp, advanced petrology, and other courses in support of the Department’s teaching needs.

(2) Mineral Resources and/or Economic Geology: we encourage applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: economic geology; mining geology; mineral resources in magmatic, hydrothermal, and/or placer deposits; structure and emplacement of ore deposits; or mineral exploration. Teaching expectations for this position include mineralogy, ore deposits, geological field methods or field camp, advanced mineral resources, and other courses in support of the Department’s teaching needs.

We seek applicants with a commitment to teaching, research, and partnership building with resource industries and research organizations in Alaska and elsewhere. Successful candidates must develop externally funded research that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. Both positions require a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment, university teaching experience or potential, and demonstration of research experience and future potential. Relevant industry or post-doctoral experience will be considered favorably.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial academic transcripts to for: (1) posting 509521 (petrology or volcanology); or (2) posting 509519 (mineral resources). Review of applications will begin September 24, 2018. 

For more information regarding these positions, please contact the department director, Dr. Simon Kattenhorn:

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.