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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated Fall 2018 start. A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. Successful applicants should have a demonstrated potential to conduct independent research, and effectively teach students across the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the areas of mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, and tectonics.
 
The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in geochemistry and petrology,geophysics, and paleobiology. Our Department occupies a building dedicated to Geological Sciences, and houses analytical facilities [https://geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities] including a new X-ray Computed Tomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory, experimental petrology laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor [http://murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities [https://research.missouri.edu/about/cores].
 
Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S. As Missouri’s largest public research university, MU has an enrollment of 30,000 students, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University of Missouri and the Department of Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
 
Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (b) a CV; (c) a statement describing research and teaching interests, and plans of how to attract students to the geological sciences, including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee (SheltonKL@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.
 
Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will remain open until filled.
 
The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Location: Columbia, MO
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Start Date: Fall 2018
Job Type: Full Time Hire

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