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 – http://radis.as.ua.edu), 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 http://geo.ua.edu. Applications, which must be submitted electronically at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, 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 (hstowell@geo.ua.edu). The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.