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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Chair in Mineral Resources Geology

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 7, 2023

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Geochemistry, Interdisciplinary/Other, Tectonophysics, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) faculty position to fill the newly created Barrow Family Endowed Chair in Mineral Resource Geology. The Barrow Endowed Chair generates funds on an annual basis to be used at the discretion of the appointee. We are particularly interested in individuals that conduct field and laboratory-based investigations of ore genesis, evolution, and exploration. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of fluids in crustal processes, structural and tectonic controls on magma and fluid flow, magmatic, hydrothermal and other processes that determine the concentration and dispersion of mineralized materials, geothermal or active magmatic or metamorphic systems, or related fields. Research strategies should integrate some combination of field investigation, petrology, structural geology, remote-sensing, high-temperature and isotope geochemistry, and/or other lab-based or modeling approaches.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated capabilities and/or high potential for research and teaching excellence that will inspire the next generation of geology students and early career researchers. The candidate will contribute to teaching undergraduate courses such as mineralogy, petrology-petrography-optical mineralogy, and field geology, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. We are particularly interested in applications from early career individuals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a capacity for (1) creative research and teaching in geology, geophysics or cognate fields, (2) building an externally-funded research program, (3) developing an international reputation in Mineral Resources Geology, (4) establishing connections with industry partners and (5) contributing to on-going college- and university-wide efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (

For academic-track positions, it is CEOAS policy to hire as a 12-month, 0.75 FTE (equivalent to the traditional 9-month, 1.0 FTE where additional salary can be supported by external grants).  Consideration for indefinite tenure is coincident with evaluation for promotion to Associate Professor.

Oregon State University (OSU) and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences are committed to maintaining and enhancing its collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity, and equal opportunity. All OSU faculty members are responsible for helping to ensure that these goals are achieved. CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups ( and  OSU and CEOAS strive to build and sustain a welcoming, collegial and inclusive campus environment.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories, two oceanographic research vessels and several national facilities and centers. The College has an annual research expenditure budget of more than $80 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, and other federal agencies. It has approximately 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 800 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and an M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Oceanography, Climate Science, Geography and Geospatial Sciences, and Environmental Sciences as well as several minors and certificate programs.


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