University of Alabama, Radiogenic Isotope Geologist


The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2016. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related discipline at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on development of radiogenic isotope techniques for geochronology and/or development of non-traditional isotope techniques, particularly using transition metals. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) build on existing isotope geochemical facilities to develop state-of the-art laboratories; (ii) institute a vigorous externally funded research program; (iii) develop and teach courses in introductory geology and at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their field of expertise; and (iv) supervise student research projects at the master and doctoral levels.

The Department has a wide variety of analytical equipment, including a fully operational VG Sector 54 TIMS (UA RadIs lab –, electron beam instruments, XRD, XRF, ICP, ICP-MS, and an advanced stable isotope laboratory with two CF-IRMSs. Information about the Department is available on our web site at Applications, which must be submitted electronically at, will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide a research statement, teaching statement, and Curriculum Vitae with contact information for at least three referees. For inquiries regarding the position, contact Dr. Harold Stowell, Chair of RIG Search Committee ( The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.