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Professor of Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso

The Department is proud to announce the newly created Kenneth F. and Patricia Clark Distinguished Chair in Economic Geology. The one-million-dollar endowment shall be used to support the activities of the Distinguished Chair, in particular to enhance research in the field of Economic Geology and/or Resource Extraction, and to support the development of students’ abilities to gain employment in such sectors. We are interested in applicants with an exceptional record of successful projects in the area of Economic Geology. The candidate must demonstrate the capacity to develop and strengthen the Department’s ties with the mining and extractive industries, as well as the capacity to mentor students and guide their projects through to publication. The successful candidate will teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes. The candidate will be expected to attract research funding from external sources. The hired person will have the opportunity to participate in the Department’s Center for Entrepreneurial Geosciences (https://science.utep.edu/cegs/index.php). Salary for this Full Professor position is negotiable.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. UTEP is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “Community Engaged,” and UTEP faculty have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, research, and scholarship.

Required Qualifications: The Department of Geological Sciences is interested in hiring a faculty member with a distinguished career in the area of Economic Geology that is capable of teaching at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, conducting fundamental research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and mentoring students in applied mineral exploration, genesis of ore deposits and/or other related areas. Candidates capable of building active research programs and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with either industrial and/or academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Such achievements as: a track record of peer-reviewed publications, attainment of research funding, leadership, project management, discoveries and or exploration success and entrepreneurship would be viewed favorably. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom will also be a consideration. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.

To Apply: Please view the full ad and apply online at http://utep.edu/employment. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a description of research and teaching interests; (4) description of major achievements and contributions to economic geology; (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences; and (5) complete contact information for at least five references. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 1, 2019.

For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Nicholas Pingitore (npingitore@utep.edu), Search Committee Chair or Dr. James Kubicki (kubicki@utep.edu), Department Chair.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services. Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.