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Opening for assistant professor at UC Santa Cruz

Date: 09/10/2012

Forwarded job opening from Emily Brodsky, UCSC:

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position at the assistant professor (tenure track) level in either:

Inorganic Geochemistry – Areas of expertise might include (but are not limited to): isotope and or/trace element geochemistry, geochronology, igneous or metamorphic petrology, cosmochemistry, or aqueous geochemistry.

Crustal Dynamics – Areas of expertise might include (but are not limited to): active tectonics, mountain building, basin formation, or crustal fluid movements. We are open to candidates with technical expertise including remote sensing, geodesy, seismic imaging, structural geology, and physical and/or numerical modeling. We encourage applicants who apply their work to societal issues like energy production, reservoir engineering, or hazards assessment and mitigation.

Applicants should complement our existing strengths in active tectonics, earth history, earthquake processes, mineral physics, climate processes, stable isotope geochemistry, thermochronology and/or planetary sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach at multiple levels within our curriculum, and supervise research by graduate and undergraduate students. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: All requirements for Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Earth Sciences or related field completed by time of appointment, a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential to obtain external funding, and a commitment to teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2013, with academic year beginning September 2013.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae with list of all career publications, a brief summary of research and teaching interests, and up to 5 PDFs of relevant (p)reprints. Contact information for four people prepared to write letters of recommendation*. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00014
Refer to Position #JPF00014-13 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2012. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be completed by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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