The School of the Environment (SoE) at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time tenure-track position in Earth Materials on the Pullman campus at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2020. We seek applicants who will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded program with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, magmatic processes, or tectonic processes. The School welcomes applications from both scholars beginning their careers and those whose careers are more advanced.
The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop an externally funded research program; (ii) publish research in top quality, high impact journals; (iii) teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to the field of Earth Materials; (iv) mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students; (v) take a leadership role in the GeoAnalytical Laboratory; (vi) work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; and (vii) serve university, college, school, and professional organizations
The SoE is home to the Peter Hooper GeoAnalytical Laboratory and the Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology Laboratory, that maintain state-of-the art capabilities in whole rock and micro-scale major and trace element analysis, U-Pb and Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology, and radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry. Instruments in the laboratories (see: https://environment.wsu.edu/facilities/geoanalytical-lab/) include a ThermoFinnigan Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS and Element2 ICP-MS, Teledyne Analyte 193nm excimer and NewWave Nd-YAG 213nm laser ablation systems, an Agilent 7700x quadrupole ICP-MS, three X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, and a JOELJXA-8500 F field emission electron microprobe. The candidate is expected take a leadership role in developing and funding research initiatives that take advantage of the GeoAnalytical Laboratory. Washington State University is a land grant institution with a commitment to research, graduate and undergraduate training, instruction, and extension. The SoE is an innovative, interdisciplinary, academic unit at WSU that brings together the natural and social sciences to focus on the Earth system and its interrelated physical, biological and human dimensions. Our faculty and students work across a broad range of issues, ranging from Earth formation and evolution to present day processes and ecosystems that are sustained by Earth’s diverse environments. SoE has 45 faculty and staff located at multiple campuses and sites across the WSU system. WSU is a Tier I research institution that offers competitive salaries and start-up packages. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSFADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and credit toward tenure may be negotiable
•Earned doctorate in Earth Materials or related discipline at time of hire, with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, magmatic processes, or tectonic processes.
•Record of research accomplishment as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
•Potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program (peer-reviewed publications and developed research agenda).
•Demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the field of Earth Materials.
•Ability to conduct research and graduate training in an interdisciplinary setting, while building on existing strengths within the core field of solid Earth geosciences.
•Ability to take a leadership role in developing research initiatives in the GeoAnalytical Laboratory.
•Ability to educate and support under-served groups and contribute to WSU’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service https://wsu.edu/drive-to-25/diversity-recruitment-plans/).
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