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Lowell Chair in Economic Geology

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Lowell Chair in Economic Geology

The Department of Geosciences invites applications for the Lowell Chair in Economic Geology, a tenure-track faculty position to be filled by May 2022 at Assistant Professor level.  Exceptional candidates will be considered at Associate Professor level. We seek applicants interested in carrying out innovative teaching and research in the area of economic geology including applied issues directly related to the discovery, development and production of mineral deposits as well as remediation of mining sites. We are looking for individuals who approach broad-based applied issues from a geological perspective and can combine academic and industry interests. A requirement of the position is to coordinate innovative graduate professional training programs related to mineral exploration and production. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. A desire to work with industry, through collaborations and established or planned partnerships, is welcome/preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in multidisciplinary research and teaching through the Department of Geosciences, the partnerships and initiatives of the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, and related professional programs. Areas of interest are very broad and include but are not limited to: fluid processes in crustal environments; structural and tectonic controls on ore-forming systems; geothermal or active and fossil magmatic or metamorphic systems; and isotope geochemistry, petrology, or biogeochemistry of metal systems as well as planetary exploration for metals and other economic resources. Approaches can include field, experimental or theoretical work in settings from surficial to magmatic, scales from microscopic to global, topics from basic science to applications and policy.

The Department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and continue until the search is completed. A full posting for this position and online application instructions are available at:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

In addition to a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and a statement documenting the applicant’s plan for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, please submit up to five reprints of published work and provide the names and contact of three or more references.

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