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Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor, Mineralogy & Petrology,
University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology. This position is a 9 month, tenure track position to begin in August 2018.

We encourage applications from mineralogists and/or petrologists with experience in igneous petrology. Specific areas of research and teaching focus can include, but are not limited to: intrusive igneous rocks and structures; economic geology; petrology and/or geochemistry of volcanic arcs; and/or geochronology. We seek a colleague who will complement and collaborate with existing faculty in the department who specialize in volcanology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and economic geology.

The successful candidate is expected to show strong interest in and aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will include teaching, mineralogy, petrology, and introductory courses as part of our undergraduate geoscience curriculum, the opportunity to contribute to the UAF Geology Field Camp, and the potential to teach other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Establishment of an externally funded research program and attraction of excellent graduate students to attend UAF is an important component of the position. Development of a research program in Alaska is strongly encouraged. Candidates with field research experience and expertise in analytical research methods utilizing the electron microprobe and other instruments housed by our Advanced Instrumentation Lab are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field with commitment to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain an active research program.

Applicants must provide statements of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; an example of their published research; and the names and contact information of three people who can provide letters of recommendation. For complete position information and to apply visit our UA Careers site (posting 508082). 

Please visit us at the GSA (booth #809) and Fall AGU meetings. Applicants are encouraged to visit us on the web  to learn more about the College of Natural Science & Mathematics and the Geosciences program. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2017. For more information, please contact Rhonda McKay at

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