Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology

Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 01, 2018
Sep 01, 2018
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Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology

The Department of Geoscience at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in sedimentary geology at the Assistant Professor level. Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to, sedimentary basin evolution with applications to tectonics or Earth-life-environment interactions across critical transitions in Earth history. We are particularly interested in individuals who integrate field investigations with innovative geochemical, geochronological, or other analytical techniques to pursue interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program; teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including undergraduate field courses; and perform service duties at all levels. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research groups in tectonics/structural geology, paleoclimatology, paleontology/stratigraphy, petrology/volcanology, planetary geology, and hydrogeology/surface processes. The successful applicant could begin as early as January 2019.

The UNLV Geoscience Department (https://geoscience.unlv.edu/) has 21 faculty, 200 undergraduate students, and more than 50 MS/PhD students. The department hosts laboratory facilities including stable isotope, argon geochronology, fluid inclusion, XRF/XRD, ICP-MS, soils, and electron microprobe/SEM labs. This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 

Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (five page limit), statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for five referees. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 1, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Wells, Search Committee Chair, and submitted at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with the application on-line portal, please contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.