Three Faculty Positions, Department of Geology, University at Buffalo

Location
Buffalo, Erie County
Posted
Oct 10, 2018
Closes
Dec 09, 2018
Ref
F1800126 & F1800127
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Paid
Sector Type
Academia

THREE FACULTY POSITIONS

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Assistant Professor of Volcanology.  We invite applicants focused on volcanic processes, including those with expertise in:  physical volcanology (especially in combining field observations of eruptive processes and products with modeling and/or experimental approaches), and in petrology, geophysics, and geochemistry as those relate to volcanic eruptions.   Application to hazards and risk assessment is also highly desired.

Assistant Professor of Hydrology or Biogeochemistry.  We invite applications from biogeochemists and hydrologists who combine field measurements, experimental and/or modeling approaches. Applicants that focus on the coupling between biogeochemical and hydrologic processes across a range of scales are of particular interest.  Specialized research interests could include: carbon and nutrient dynamics; watershed and/or critical zone biogeochemistry; effects of land use and/or climate changes on carbon, nutrient, or other reactive element fluxes; nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers; biogeochemistry of streams and rivers; rock-water interaction rates as they control elemental fluxes; controls on concentration-discharge relations; biogeochemistry of harmful algal blooms or emerging contaminants. Use of reactive transport modeling to advance theory is a plus. Of particular interest is the ability to support UB’s ongoing efforts at the nexus of water, energy and the environment and sustainability. 

The successful candidates will join the Department’s growing water and established volcanology research groups (http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/geology.html) that maintain interdisciplinary collaborations within UB and internationally, and will have opportunities to participate in several centers and initiatives at UB related to natural hazards, environmental sustainability, and computational sciences.  In addition to state of the art laboratories, candidates will have access to the Geohazards Field Station and the UB Center for Computational Research (http://www.buffalo.edu/ccr.html).  The successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain innovative, extramurally funded research programs that build on our current research and education strengths in Climate Change, Ecosystems and Adaptation, Water and the Environment, and in Geohazards, Volcanoes and Geodynamics. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to develop original research hypotheses and proposals and to follow through to publication in peer reviewed journals.  The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching; teaching duties will involve core undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in the candidates’ specialties. Service to the discipline, department and/or university is expected. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, or equivalent field at the time of appointment. The Department is committed to the importance of a diverse faculty. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest in collaborative research with Department faculty as well as other departments is highly desired for both positions.

Applications must be submitted through the UB Jobs website:

Volcanology (two positions, posting #F1800126) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/16734  or Hydrology/Biogeochemistry (posting #F1800127) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/16729.

We will begin to review applications on Nov. 16, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries concerning these positions should be made to Prof. Richelle Allen-King (hydrology/biogeochemistry position; richelle@buffalo.edu) or Prof. Greg Valentine (volcanology position; gav4@buffalo.edu). Applications should include a Cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and contact information for 3-5 references. University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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