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Position Announcement - Mineralogy / Metamorphic Petrology, Western Washington University

Date: 10/16/2014

On behalf of Colin Amos, Western Washington University:
Dear SCEC community,

Please see the following job announcement for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Western Washington University in Mineralogy / Metamorphic Petrology.


Western Washington University 

Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting September 2015, with research and teaching specialties in mineralogy or petrology. Western Washington University is a nationally recognized, public, masters-granting institution located in the Pacific Northwest at the base of the North Cascade Mountains. We seek a colleague whose research interests could include metamorphism and the dynamics of orogenic systems, low-temperature alteration processes, generation of ore deposits, or planetary geology. Required qualifications for the position include 1) a PhD in an appropriate Earth Science field at the time of appointment, 2) the ability to develop a high-quality undergraduate teaching program including courses in Mineralogy and Optical Petrography, and contribute to field courses such as Field Camp or Field Petrology, 3) the ability to establish an externally-supported research program, 4) the ability to involve students in research, 5) the ability to contribute to the graduate (MS) degree program, 6) ability to work with a diverse student body and 7) a demonstrated capacity to pursue important problems in the Earth sciences using field-based and quantitative techniques. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, college-level teaching experience in the courses listed above, ability to teach Introductory Geology, and potential to develop local field research projects. The ideal candidate will engage in collaboration within the Geology Department and the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) and will enhance without duplicating existing departmental strengths in igneous petrology/volcanology, field geology, geomorphology, geophysics, tectonics, geoscience education, and planetary geology, as well as emerging directions in engineering geology and ore-forming systems. For more information see http://geology.wwu.edu/dept/ and http://www.wwu.edu/amsec/.

Interested candidates must apply online. To see a full position description and log in to WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE), please go tohttps://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6211. Applications must include a cover letter outlining teaching and research experience and accomplishments with specific reference made to the required and preferred qualifications described above. The application should also include a C.V., graduate school transcripts, as well as goals and plans for teaching and research at WWU. The names and contact information for letters of reference from four persons familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching must be provided; one of these references must be from outside the applicant’s current institution. Review of all application materials will begin on January 5, 2015; position is open until filled.  Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Liz Schermer (liz.schermer@wwu.edu) or the Geology Department chair, Bernie Housen (bernard.housen@wwu.edu).


Colin Amos