Faculty Position in Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry
POSITION: The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-line position in Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry to be hired at the rank of Associate Professor.
The successful candidate will develop a successful program of externally funded research in isotope geochemistry and geochemistry that includes supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and technical staff. The candidate will provide primary oversight of a newly created ICP-MS core facility, which will include quadrupole and multi-collector ICP-MS instruments, a laser ablation system, and a clean laboratory housed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, located within the newly constructed Strong Hall. All laboratory spaces are new and purpose-built for the core facility, with significant university resources available for equipment purchase. Associated responsibilities include financial oversight and subsequent set-up, operation, and maintenance of a recharge-based, multi-instrument facility available for department, university, and external users. In addition, the candidate is expected to perform rank-appropriate departmental and university service. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in the candidate's specialty.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in solid-earth geoscience or a related discipline, and demonstrate excellence and innovation through publications and grants/contracts in isotope geochemistry (radiogenic and/or non-traditional stable isotope) or geochemistry, with the capacity to lead research in isotope geochemistry. The specific research specialty is open. The candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. degree, and must have first-hand experience in setting up, running, and maintaining a multiple instrument ICP-MS facility and clean laboratory.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Isotope geochemistry search:” full curriculum vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching experience, philosophy, and plans, and names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received by 7 January, 2019, are ensured review, but earlier submission is highly encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Fedo (email@example.com).