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Assistant Professor - Critical Mineral Resources Geoscientist

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama invites applications from all areas of geoscience concerning the exploration and evaluation of critical mineral resources. This position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level and begins in August 2024. We welcome candidates with expertise in mineralogy, petrology, economic geology, geochemistry, geophysics, or other fields related to critical mineral resources. Applicants must have a strong record of research experience and publication in earth resources, and they must have a Ph.D. in a relevant geoscience field by the time of their appointment. Candidates with industry or government experience are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to recruit and advise highly productive graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty and in introductory geology. Geological Sciences and the University provide access to a broad range of geochemical, geophysical, and computational facilities. Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities can be found at

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and contact information for 3 or more references via Questions may be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus ( Application review will start December 1st, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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