Associate Researcher (High Pressure Mineral Physics)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Dec 04, 2018
Jan 03, 2019
R4M11 (pos no 85996)
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Duties and Responsibilities

The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) seeks applications for a faculty position in the field of high pressure mineral physics at the rank of Associate Researcher. We seek a person who will enhance and expand the capabilities of our high pressure mineral physics group. In particular, we are interested in those who have a strong research record in 1) synthesis, analysis and modeling of planetary and technological materials at high pressure and temperature conditions, and 2) super hard materials. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Obtain substantial extramural funding to support a vigorous research program
  2. Regularly publish findings in appropriate peer-reviewed journals
  3. Teach at least one course certificate and/or other collaborative teaching ventures between UHM colleges
  4. Supervise graduate students
  5. Provide experiential learning/research opportunities for undergraduate students
  6. Play a full and positive role in contributing, as a HIGP faculty member, to Institute governance

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline such as Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Engineering, Physics
  2. At least four years of college/university teaching/research experience at the rank of assistant researcher/assistant professor, or equivalent
  3. Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  4. Strong record of obtaining extramural funding
  5. Demonstrated ability to successfully supervise graduate students
  6. Demonstrated record of university teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  7. Demonstrated ability to establish and operate a high pressure mineral physics research program

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Ability to forge vibrant educational partnerships with local schools

Other Conditions:

  1. Nine-month equivalent (75%) state support provided. The selectee is expected to fund the remainder through extramural funds. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.