Tenure-Track Position in Organic Geochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of organic geochemistry. This position is the first of three hires planned as part of a multi-year Departmental hiring initiative in Geobiology. We seek a geochemist who focuses on the molecular structure, biogeochemical transformation, and/or isotopic composition of organic matter, to determine its source, function, and/or ability to record paleoenvironmental parameters. The successful candidate will complement Department and Institute strengths in geobiology, paleoclimatology, geochemistry, and biogeochemistry. We seek a candidate who will develop a vigorous and innovative research program, and who will contribute to Departmental teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is providing a purpose-designed organic geochemistry laboratory in a new building dedicated to environmental research.

This position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. A PhD in Earth sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. This is a 9-month tenure-track position, rostered jointly in Geological Sciences and INSTAAR. To learn more about these units, and their affiliations with other on-campus institutes and Federal laboratories in Boulder, go to www.colorado.edu/GeolSci and instaar.colorado.edu.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F00609. Applications must include statements of research and teaching interests, to include a brief description of what the applicant considers to be the most important problem in organic geochemistry, and how they plan to address it; 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 October 1, 2013, 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. Authority to fill this position is pending budgetary approval.

For further information, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Tom Marchitto (tom.marchitto@colorado.edu).

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