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The Caswell Silver Visiting Faculty Fellowship provides the opportunity for visiting faculty on sabbatical and visiting researchers from other universities, institutes or entities to collaborate (teaching and research) with faculty in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of New Mexico. The position provides financial support (salary supplement, research and travel costs). Requirements for the fellowship include a minimum of two months in residence at UNM and teaching a module in an aspect of Applied Geosciences. The fellowship is for a period during fall or spring of the academic year 2017-18 (September 2, 2017-May 12, 2018).

The Fellowship is provided through the support of the Caswell Silver Foundation. The Caswell Silver Foundation was created in 1980 through an endowment by Caswell Silver, an alumnus of our program. The Foundation was established with the purpose of supporting graduate education and research at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico.  The closing date for this posting will be April 24, 2017. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Peter Fawcett (fawcett@unm.edu).

Selection criteria include academic merit, potential or existing collaboration with EPS faculty, and a description of the proposed educational module on the theme of an aspect of Applied Geosciences that will be offered to EPS students. Application consists of a letter of intent indicating 1. desired term of residence, 2. the description of the teaching module and 3. listing of potential or existing collaborative interactions; 4. Curriculum vitae.

Minimum qualifications:

1. MS in Geosciences or a related field.
2. 3 or more years of experience in Applied Geosciences

Preferred characteristics
1. PhD in Geosciences or related field.
2. Demonstrated expertise in applied geosciences.
3. Commitment to provide a learning experience for undergrad/graduate students in an area of Applied Geoscience.
4. Potential for interactions in ongoing research and teaching in the Department.
5. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
6. 5 or more years experience in Applied Geosciences.

The application package should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs posting number 0837907: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1490725980765

For best consideration, all materials must be received by April 24, 2017. For questions regarding the application process please contact Department Chair Peter Fawcett (fawcett@unm.edu) or the Search Coordinator Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Tel: 505 277-1633). Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.

Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Start Date: Fall 2017
Job Type: Other


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