Faculty Positions – Cluster Hire in Geological Sciences

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April 26, 2011

University of Idaho
Department of Geological Sciences
Faculty Positions – Cluster Hire in Geological Sciences

Pending state board approval, the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho seeks applications for a cluster hire that addresses links between deep and shallow earth processes, with relevance to unconventional energy resources and earth-atmosphere interactions. We anticipate hiring two positions for the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semesters in at least two of three possible fields of research. Both positions are 9-month, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Field 1. Geophysics/Geodynamics/Tectonics. Emphasis on the role of deep earth processes in directing crustal evolution and the development of energy resources. Relevant research fields include: geodynamics; tectonics; orogenesis; modeling of processes that influence lithospheric deformation and fluid migration; and basin evolution modeling.

Field 2. Energy Geologist. Emphasis on geologic issues related to unconventional energy resources, which may include: sedimentation controls on energy reservoirs; fluid flow in basins and geothermal energy; tight-gas reserves; basin-scale diagenesis; reactive transport modeling in sedimentary basins; carbon sequestration; and thermal or hydrochemical processes and modeling.

Field 3. Geologic Impacts of Climate Change. Emphasis on the interaction between contemporary climate change and geologic processes, which may include: Cenozoic paleoclimate; geomorphology; land-atmosphere interaction; cryosphere; sea level change; and the global carbon cycle.

Successful candidates must have a PhD in a geoscience-related field at the time of hiring and must demonstrate strong potential for scholarly activity and externally funded research. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program involving graduate students and show commitment to graduate and undergraduate education by teaching courses in the candidate’s discipline and in support of departmental needs.

Applications must be submitted electronically at www.uidaho.edu, by selecting position #10000028955 for any of the 3 position descriptions. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV (including a list of refereed publications and record of funding), statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and pedagogical philosophy, and the names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 referees (all application materials should be in .pdf format).

The search will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified; however, initial review of applications will begin on 15 April, 2011. Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Debbie Jensen at debbiej@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6192. To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer.

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