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Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required: Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: 1) Letter of Application. 2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references. 3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum 4) A statement of research interests and future plans. IMPORTANT NOTE: the following supporting documents should be emailed directly to engelhart@uri.edu (see below documents to attach to email): (Other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by
December 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
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The Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any of the broad fields of economic geology, high-temperature geochemistry, petrology, or metamorphic geology as it pertains to hydrothermal and other ore deposits, with a particular interest in the tectonic processes that lead to their formation and evolution. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 2018.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

We seek researchers who will bring new perspectives on volcanogenic and/or hydrothermal formations and minerals who have expertise in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, high-temperature geochemistry and/or tectonics. The new hire will have the opportunity to contribute to a small, highly productive Geosciences faculty, whose diverse research interests hold much potential for collaboration. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with University of Rhode Island-associated vessels and technology, including the R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop exciting new courses in their area of expertise. The individual will play an important role in undergraduate education and research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in their area of study.

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate levels.

Basic Function:

Develop an externally funded research program, foster links with industry and teach undergraduate and graduate classes, support public engagement in the Geosciences.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

1) A Ph.D. by the time of appointment date in geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, or related field.

2) Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.

3) Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

4) Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

5) Demonstrated research that complements existing programs and foci in the Geosciences department and at other affiliated departments (as mentioned in the broad fields and unique opportunities above).

6) Demonstrated teaching ability that complements existing programs and foci in the Geosciences department and at other affiliated departments (as mentioned in the broad fields and unique opportunities above).

7) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

PREFERRED:

1) Demonstrated interest and experience in field or experimental research.

2) Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary collaborations.

3) Demonstrating teaching and/or undergraduate/graduate student mentoring experience.

4) Demonstrated post PhD academic or industry research experience.

5) Demonstrated previous success with securing research funding.

6) Demonstrated collaboration with industry within the field of study.

7) Demonstrated experience using remotely-controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles for research.


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Information

Department Geosciences
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI
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(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required: Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

1) Letter of Application.

2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references.

3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum

4) A statement of research interests and future plans.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the following supporting documents should be emailed directly to engelhart@uri.edu (see below documents to attach to email): (Other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

Posting Information

Position Number 107821
Posting Number F00048
Posting Date 09/18/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2740

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D.,and will you have by the time of appointment date (September 2018) in geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated research that complements existing programs and foci in the Geosciences department and at other affiliated departments (as mentioned in the broad fields and unique opportunities above)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated teaching ability that complements existing programs and foci in the Geosciences department and at other affiliated departments (as mentioned in the broad fields and unique opportunities above)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other