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The Department of Earth Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applicants for a Tenure Track (Assistant Professor) position to start August 15, 2019. The candidate’s research should reside in the following areas: trace element geochemistry, trace metal stable isotopes, and modeling the global distribution of trace elements in the modern and ancient oceans. The ability to contribute to current areas of strength in the department (e.g., geobiology) and/or emerging areas of interest (geobiomedicine) will be considered, as will experience running modern analytical instrumentation including ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS and capability to help build geochemical facilities, particularly those focused on metal isotope analysis. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and have demonstrated the ability or potential to conduct independent research in the aforementioned areas and should have a record of success in attracting external research funding. Candidates should submit a cover letter, research and teaching statements and curriculum vitae electronically to kayoung@usc.edu. We request that the cover letter discusses how your research/teaching/mentoring/service addresses USC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields (https://diversity.usc.edu/). Also provide the names and addresses of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser:  https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-earth-sciences/1209/9377203 . The search committee will begin evaluation of files on October 20, 2018. Please address questions about this position to Search Committee Chair, Prof. W. Berelson (berelson@usc.edu).

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Start Date: August 15, 2019
Job Type: Full Time Hire


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Name: Prof. W. Berelson, Search Chair
Email: berelson@usc.edu

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