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University of Tennessee, Knoxville Faculty position in planetary petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry

Posted by Tish on 10/12 at 08:46 AM

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Faculty position in planetary petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks to fill a faculty position in petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry with emphasis in planetary geoscience. The position is for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured); we would prefer to select a candidate at the Associate or Full Professor level, but welcome applications for Assistant Professor. The position begins August 1, 2016. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a Research I University and the flagship campus of the UT system. The Department (http://eps.utk.edu) focuses on geology and has an active emphasis on planetary research through its Planetary Geosciences Institute (http://web.utk.edu/~pgi). Requirements for the position are:  Ph.D. in geology or a related field, and demonstrated research experience in planetary geoscience.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, funded program of planetary research, mentor graduate students, effectively teach courses in petrology and/or mineralogy at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate in department research dealing with petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, and solar system exploration. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

To apply, please email the following to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):  C.V., cover letter describing research and teaching experience and plans, and names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received by December 15, 2015 are ensured review, but earlier submission is encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to H. McSween.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Harry Y McSween
Chancellor’s Professor
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1410

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