Job Opening

Assistant prof. in geoscience

University of Missouri

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 01/15/2018

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated Fall 2018 start. A
Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. Successful applicants should have a
demonstrated potential to conduct independent research, and effectively teach students across the
curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We aim to recruit a faculty member with
potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the areas of mineralogy, petrology, structural
geology, and tectonics.

The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in geochemistry and petrology,
geophysics, and paleobiology. Our Department occupies a building dedicated to Geological
Sciences, and houses analytical facilities [https://geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities]
including a new X-ray Computed Tomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory,
experimental petrology laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on
campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor
[http://murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities
[https://research.missouri.edu/about/cores].

Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S. As Missouri's largest
public research university, MU has an enrollment of 30,000 students, and is a member of the
Association of American Universities. The University of Missouri and the Department of
Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive
academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to
this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The
University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled &
Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application
to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (b) a
CV; (c) a statement describing research and teaching interests, and plans of how to attract
students to the geological sciences, including those students who traditionally have been
underrepresented. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard
copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search
Committee (SheltonKL<at>missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human
Resource Services (muhrs<at>missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To
request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at
573-884-7278 or CheekA<at>missouri.edu<CheekA<at>missouri.edu>.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration,
applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will
remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled
& Veteran Employer.
 

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