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Faculty Position, Economic Geology, Auburn University

The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a new nine month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Economic Geology.

The economic geologist will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including (but not limited to) Economic Geology, Mineral Resources and the Environment, Introductory Geochemistry, and Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry. The successful applicant will stimulate and promote departmental and interdisciplinary research in the environment, energy and mineral resources (strategic, precious, and industrial), and the application of isotopic and geochemical data in their research. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a leadership role in building cross-disciplinary collaborations within and beyond the Geosciences department and in launching our new interdisciplinary PhD program in Earth System Science.

Auburn University is a Land Grant Institution and this faculty hire will support that mission as well as the University's new Strategic Plan that emphasizes research in areas of the environment, energy, and natural resources and their critical connectivity with public health.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Geology or related fields. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work with international recognition, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The Department of Geosciences is equipped with an array of analytical instruments .

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States and have completed requirements for their Ph.D. on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2018), and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, letter of application describing professional experience, research and teaching statements, copies of official transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references. To apply please  complete the online form and upload the required application documents.

We will be available to meet with potential candidates at our graduate school booth at the GSA meeting in Seattle.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and Geosciences program. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.