ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, RESEARCH-GEOLOGIC MAPPING/MINERAL RESOURCES, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Louisiana Geological Survey at the Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Research in its Geologic Mapping and Mineral Resources section. This position focuses on the documentation, analysis, and interpretation of Cenozoic geology and geomorphology of the state. Topics of investigation include updating of stratigraphic correlations and nomenclature, studies of sedimentology and subsurface facies architecture, sedimentary petrology and provenance, structural geology, and Tertiary-Quaternary sedimentary sequences of the Lower Mississippi Embayment, Gulf Coastal Plain, and the active Mississippi Delta. Topics of economic importance concern documentation and evaluation of industrial mineral reserves, geo-environmental sensitivities, subsurface analysis of geologic carbon sequestration potential, and geologic hazards.
Field documentation and data gathering involves strenuous outdoor physical activities such as hiking, carrying heavy field equipment, operating a manual coring device, operating geophysical equipment, and collection and proper documentation of rock, sediment, and soil samples, all in an environment of densely vegetated, wet, and uneven terrain under temperatures ranging from 90 F to 40 F. Publications and geologic maps meeting USGS standards are produced using modern GIS-based software.
The position of Research Professor is a non-tenure track line with research emphasis and opportunity for rank advancement. Re-appointment is subject to satisfactory annual performance evaluations.
Qualifications and Characteristics
Requirements: A PhD in Earth Science / Geology with recent graduate or professional experience in topics relevant to Cenozoic sedimentary geology and geomorphic expression of geologic features. Experience in the field study of sedimentary geology and surficial mapping as reflected in publications, abstracts, and/or dissertation.
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Additional Job Description:
- Currently hold or be able to obtain a valid Louisiana state issued driving license and be willing and able to operate a high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle as required for field work.
- Due to the nature and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to alcohol/drug testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
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