Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology - Tenure Track

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Nat Sciences&Mathematics
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure track position for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology to begin in August 2018.


University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology. This position is a 9 month, tenure track position to begin in August 2018.

We encourage applications from mineralogists and/or petrologists with experience in igneous petrology. Specific areas of research and teaching focus can include, but are not limited to: intrusive igneous rocks and structures; economic geology; petrology and/or geochemistry of volcanic arcs; and/or geochronology. We seek a colleague who will complement and collaborate with existing faculty in the department who specialize in volcanology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and economic geology.

The successful candidate is expected to show strong interest in and aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will include teaching, mineralogy, petrology, and introductory courses as part of our undergraduate geoscience curriculum, the opportunity to contribute to the UAF Geology Field Camp, and the potential to teach other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Establishment of an externally funded research program and attraction of excellent graduate students to attend UAF is an important component of the position. Development of a research program in Alaska is strongly encouraged. Candidates with field research experience and expertise in analytical research methods utilizing the electron microprobe and other instruments housed by our Advanced Instrumentation Lab are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field with commitment to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain an active research program.

Applicants must provide statements of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; an example of their published research; and the names and contact information of three people who can provide letters of recommendation. The research statement should describe the applicant’s plans for establishing a research program at UAF, include examples of important problems in your field and how your research addresses these problems. The teaching statement should summarize the applicant’s teaching philosophy and instructional methods, highlight prior experience, and describe how the applicant would approach instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position is open until filled, with a first review date of December 21, 2017.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, December 20, 2017.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact CNSM Human Resources at 907-474-6714. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit. 

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