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The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an Earth Scientist for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in the general theme of Earth Surface Dynamics. This geoscience discipline includes the coevolution of landscapes, climate, tectonic systems, life, and the study of Earth’s sedimentary record. We seek a new faculty member that uses some combination of fieldwork, petrology, controlled experiments, computational modeling, remote sensing, and theory to decipher the sedimentary record and quantify earth surface dynamics, and in doing so, will establish an innovative, world-class externally-funded research program. It is expected that, depending on the candidate hired, s/he will contribute to the geology curricula including introductory courses, field courses, undergraduate and graduate classes in sedimentology, Earth surface processes, and courses developed in their research focus area. The successful applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. The specific field of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who can fortify and/or complement our existing areas of expertise in tectonics, sedimentary geochemistry, geomorphology, micropaleontology and paleolimnology, geological engineering, natural hazards, economic geology, geothermal systems, and/or planetary geology.

The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and is an integral part of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology.

Applications are due by November 30, 2017 and review will begin shortly after. We are expecting to fill the position by April 1, 2018 with a start date of July 1, 2018. For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25909

Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Paula Noble at noblepj@unr.edu. In addition, several other UNR faculty will be present at the GSA Seattle meeting for those interested in learning more about the position.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Location: Reno, NV
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Start Date: July 2018
Job Type: Full Time Hire


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