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Position Announcement

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POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Geology

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Geology at the University of Kansas seeks applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty member in the field of geochronology. We are seeking an individual with expertise in tectonic or petrological applications of high to moderate temperature geochronology and analytical methods (e.g., TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, etc.) who will complement existing programs in tectonics, petrology, and geo- and thermochronology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, direct graduate students, and participate in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, including courses in the fields of geochronology, petrology, and isotope geochemistry. Refer to www.geo.ku.edu and the KU Tectonics and Geochronology Program website and links for additional information about our department and the University of Kansas.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2007, or later; position and starting date are dependent on availability of funds. Position is contingent on budgetary approval.

APPOINTMENT: This is a tenure-track, 9-month, academic-year appointment (mid-August to mid-May).

SALARY: 9-month salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES:
• Teach geochronology and/or petrology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Participate in teaching mineralogy, geochemistry, and appropriate introductory and service courses
• Develop and conduct an active research program, publishing in appropriate journals
• Seek and obtain external funding for the research program
• Supervise undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students’ research
• Provide service to the department, university, profession, and society.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ph.D. degree in geology or closely related field
• Ability to teach geochronology, petrology, and isotope geochemistry
• Ability to establish an active externally funded research program in geochronology
• Effective communication skills
• Eligibility to work in the U.S. prior to the starting date of the position


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Research beyond the Ph.D., publication in refereed journals, and receipt of external funding
• Demonstrated ability and competence in teaching
• Ability to teach field camp
• Broad research program with research interests complementary to those of faculty of the University of Kansas Department of Geology
• Contribution to a climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Art and Sciences, incl. diversity of scholarly approaches


CONTACT PERSON:
Dr. Daniel F. Stockli, Search Committee Chair
Department of Geology
120 Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-2124
Telephone: 1-785-864-7714
Fax: 1-785-864-5276
e-mail: stockli@ku.edu


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should send the following information to the search committee chair:
1. A letter of application outlining research and teaching interests.
2. A complete resume.
3. Names and contact information of at least three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference if the search committee so desires.


APPLICATION SCHEDULE:
Review of completed applications will begin December 20, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled.


THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION EMPLOYER. THE UNIVERSITY ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUP MEMBERS. FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, AND VETERAN STATUS. IN ADDITION, UNIVERSITY POLICIES PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, AND PARENTAL STATUS.