Faculty Position – University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for an open rank (tenured, or tenure-track) faculty position in the field of Geobiology.

We seek a geoscientist who addresses the interaction and co-evolution of the Earth and biosphere at any time scale, including deep time.  In particular, we seek a scientist who will develop and apply state-of-the-art geochemical tools to Geobiological problems, in combination with petrologic, sedimentological, fossil, molecular, biological, modeling, field and/or theoretical approaches.

This position is a central part of a current hiring initiative in Geobiology.  The successful candidate should significantly augment the Department’s geobiology program, and complement our strengths in geomicrobiology, organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleontology, planetary sciences, petrology, geophysics, geomorphology and/or paleoclimatology.  We are particularly interested in applicants who would establish an analytical facility that would enhance the Department’s growing array of geochemical and isotopic instrumentation, and engage in collaborations with our faculty.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative and impactful research program, and to vigorously contribute to Departmental teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

This position will be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. A PhD in Earth sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral or current faculty experience is preferred. This is a 9-month tenure-track position, rostered in Geological Sciences. To learn more about this unit within the College of Arts & Sciences, and its affiliations with other on-campus institutes and Federal laboratories in Boulder, visit www.colorado.edu/GeolSci.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02480

Applications must include statements of research and teaching interests, to include a brief description of what the applicant considers to be the most important problems in geobiology, and how they plan to address these; a curriculum vitae; reprints of three published papers; and the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

For further information, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Alexis Templeton (alexis.templeton@colorado.edu).

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