Job Opening

Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geochemistry

Northern Arizona University

Posted: 10/25/2022

Open Until: 01/07/2023

The School of Earth and Sustainability ( within the College of Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in solid earth geochemistry. We seek an individual who employs empirical and quantitative approaches to processes and consequences of mass and energy transfer associated with magmatic and/or orogenic systems. This position will provide the theoretical and technical expertise to better understand the tectonic and geodynamical evolution of Earth’s crust, with associated opportunities and challenges in sustainable natural resources within the new energy economy and in natural hazards. The ideal candidate would complement existing expertise in geophysics, tectonics, geochemistry, and sedimentary geology within the school. They will also be expected to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, develop a strong externally funded research program, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, beginning in August, 2023. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity. The successful candidate will prioritize SES’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion while engaging students, faculty, and external stakeholders (
The successful candidate will have access to resources on campus that support research, teaching, and service of the School’s and University’s missions. Facilities include a Nu Plasma 3 multi-collector ICP-MS and an Agilent 7900 quadrupole ICP-MS.
Job Description

* Tenure-track assistant professor in solid earth geochemistry.
* Develop a vigorous research program investigating magmatic and/or orogenic processes that leads to peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding.
* Mentor and advise PhD, MS, and undergraduate student research.
* Provide excellent instruction in undergraduate- and graduate-level lectures and labs, including classes covering igneous and metamorphic petrology and field methods.
* Contribute to a positive working environment with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
* Provide service to NAU as appropriate for a new assistant professor.

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.

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