Job Announcement from UNR

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada Reno

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an earth scientist for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in high-temperature earth processes. We seek an outstanding scientist who combines field, laboratory and modeling investigations and will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the petrological and/or geochemical evolution of Earth’s crust and/or mantle.  The applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education. The specific field of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who would complement and interact with our existing strengths in the structural and metamorphic evolution of the lithosphere, economic geology, geothermal systems, and natural hazards. Interested applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire.  The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at

Applications are due by August 15th, 2015 and review will begin shortly after. All interested applicants should view the application and submit their materials at:

Materials that will need to be uploaded include a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three letters of reference. We are hoping to fill the position by January 1st, 2016. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Stacia Gordon, at

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Leave a Reply