Assistant Professor, Geosciences (3573)

Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
Oct 18, 2018
Nov 17, 2018
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The Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2019. We are seeking an individual with teaching and research expertise in field-based igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, and experience in one or more related fields such as tectonics, geochemistry, and/or geochronology.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or A.B.D. status in Geology or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mineralogy, igneous/metamorphic petrology, and geochemistry, as well as participate in the annual ISU summer field camp. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program and supervise and support graduate students at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. levels. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in professional service to the department, university, and communities.

ISU Geosciences is a leader for innovative field-oriented geosciences in the Northern Rockies. We are located in the northern Basin and Range, on the edge of the Snake River Plain volcanic track and Yellowstone. We operate the nearby Lost River Field Station in central Idaho, which is in the middle of the North American Cordillera, adjacent to the Idaho batholith and the Pioneer metamorphic core complex. We are a field-intensive program that combines traditional fieldwork with cutting edge technology and laboratory analysis. Available laboratory capabilities include SEM with CL and EDS, ICP-MS, XRD, stable isotope analysis, mineral separations, and optical microscopy. The department strongly values our collegial atmosphere and collaboration among faculty here and across the region.

ISU is located in Pocatello, in southeastern Idaho, which has a low cost of living and access to premier outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, skiing, hunting, and fishing. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Priority will be given to candidates whose materials are fully submitted by November 5, 2018. This position is open until filled.

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Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research ambitions and approaches, 3) statement of teaching ambitions and approaches, 4) CV, and 5) names and contact information for three professional letters of recommendation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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