Assistant Professor Position – Stable Isotope Geochemistry – University of Tennessee

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August 20, 2012

Position: Assistant Professor, Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Salary: Open
Location: Tennessee
Employer: University of Tennessee
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Category: Geochemistry
Required Education: Doctorate

Job Description
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Stable Isotope Geochemistry starting Fall 2013. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to develop a strong, externally funded and well-published research program; to maintain and improve current isotope facilities; to actively participate in teaching as well as graduate and undergraduate student supervision. We will consider highly motivated candidates with a PhD in geological sciences or a related discipline, at the time of appointment. Post-doctoral experience or experience in managing laboratory facilities is desirable, although not required. We seek an individual interested in using isotopes to explore a variety of geologic and/or environmental systems, such as biogeochemical cycling, clumped isotope analysis, water-rock interactions, environmental science, or paleoclimate analysis.

The successful candidate is expected to teach across the curriculum, including introductory geology, geochemistry for the undergraduate major, and graduate courses in his/her specialty. In developing a research program, we encourage the successful candidate to take advantage of existing Departmental strengths, as well as our strong ties with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, and other University-wide research initiatives. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

UT–Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, located in East Tennessee close to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences comprises an energetic group of tenure-track and research faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and ~150 graduate and undergraduate students. Current isotope geochemistry facilities include: preparatory laboratories; Finnigan MAT Delta Plus IRMS with integrated peripheral devices for analysis of C-N-O-S gasses, H-O isotopes in water, and C-O isotopes in carbonate; Finnigan MAT Delta Plus GC-IRMS integrated peripheral devices for H-O isotope analysis, C-N characterization, and compound-specific C and D/H analysis. Associated facilities include equipment for TIC-TOC analysis, Ion chromatography, UV/Vis spectrophotometry, and a site license for Geochemist’s Workbench. ICP-AES facilities are available in UT’s Department of Chemistry.

Applicants should e-mail résumé, description of research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3 references in PDF format to Prof. H. McSween, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410; Phone: 865-974-5498; E-mail: . Supplementary materials, such as selected refereed publications, can also be sent. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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