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Igneous Petrology, Western Washington University

The Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position with specialty in Igneous Petrology to begin Sept 16, 2020. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and who will establish a vigorous research program, and are particularly interested in those who will combine field and analytical, experimental or modeling approaches in their research, and who will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research.

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in igneous petrology. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the timescales of magmatic processes, the evolution of the continental crust, mantle, oceanic lithosphere/ocean island/mid-ocean ridge processes, the recycling of elements and volatiles within arc magmas and subduction systems, and links between tectonic and magmatic processes.

For details about the position, application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website

Review of applications begins December 15, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Susan DeBari ( for questions about these positions.

Western Washington University will meet with prospective candidates at the GSA 2019 annual meeting in Phoenix.