Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

Location
Seattle, Washington State
Posted
Nov 08, 2018
Closes
Jan 07, 2019
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, to work on observations, data analysis, and theoretical/numerical modeling to understand geodynamic and volcanic processes. The position will be supervised by Prof. Mark Richards.

Applications are encouraged from candidates interested in volcanism related to mantle plumes (hotspots), including large igneous provinces (LIPs) such as the Deccan Traps and their relation to mass extinction, as well as ocean island volcanic provinces such as the Galápagos, La Réunion, Iceland, and Hawaii. Applications are also encouraged for candidates interested in upper mantle (lithosphere/asthenosphere) dynamics, and especially subduction zone processes. Although the postdoctoral associate will work closely with Prof. Richards, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington is a highly collaborative environment, and there will be opportunities to collaborate with outstanding research groups in subduction zone dynamics, seismology, mineral physics, geochemistry, volcanology, and climate science. Research is expected to involve a combination of theoretical/numerical modeling as well as geological/geophysical/geochemical observation and data analysis.

The initial 12-month full-time (100% FTE) appointment is renewable for up to 3 years contingent upon satisfactory progress.The start date is negotiable, but the position is available from January 2019 with a preference to fill the position by the end of summer 2019.

The University, College, and Department are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural, inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The department of Earth and Space Sciences is therefore seeking candidates whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. For more information on our commitment to building a culturally diverse workforce, please see: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/ and https://environment.uw.edu/about/diversity-commitment/.

The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant student and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu/).

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in the Earth Sciences, or in an appropriately related field such as Astronomy, Planetary Science, Physics, or Engineering. Candidates should have an aptitude for geological/geophysical modeling as well as the ability to synthesize and analyze key observations. A successful candidate will conduct research that will result in publication in the open literature and participation in national or international meetings.

Instructions

To apply, please submit application materials via: https://apply.interfolio.com/56990. The application materials include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and philosophies including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (4 pages maximum), 3) copies (PDF) of three representative publications, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, including potential disability accommodations, please contact Michelle Barr, mbarr2@uw.edu. 

Commitment to Diversity

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status,
or genetic information.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
(http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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