Fellow (Post Doc) (Geology)

Location
Manhattan KS
Posted
Aug 14, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Geology at Kansas State University invites applications for a post-doctoral position for up to two years beginning in August 2018. 

We seek enthusiastic and versatile geologists able to contribute to our growing research in the broad area of low temperature aqueous geochemistry, especially in the subarea of environmental hydrogeology.  It is expected that the successful candidate for this position will contribute to new and exciting research avenues that complement existing research efforts, participate in the development of a vigorous, externally funded research program in support of those activities and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. 

Along with postdoctoral research, this position also requires the successful applicant to teach two sections of introductory geology each semester. Engagement in graduate and undergraduate mentoring and instruction may also be possible

Information about the Department: The Department of Geology to deliver excellence in teaching, research, and service so that our students are equipped with the knowledge to understand and predict how our planet works and to apply that knowledge to the key challenges facing society today: meeting demands for energy, mineral, water, and food, while responsibly managing our environment.  http://www.k-state.edu/geology/ Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: - Research in the broad area of aqueous geochemistry.  Anticipated areas of specialization could include one or more of the following:  stable isotope systematics in hydrochemistry; rare earth element geochemistry in groundwater flow systems; use of inorganic and organic tracers to better understand provenance of groundwater solvent and solute sources and processes; environmental geochemistry; contaminant hydrology; groundwater contaminant geochemistry; and Critical Zone geochemistry. Research interests that interface with the broad areas of biogeochemistry and chemical hydrogeology are highly desirable. The position may be renewed beyond two years pending availability of funds.

-Along with postdoctoral research, this position also requires the successful applicant to teach two sections of introductory geology each semester. Engagement in graduate and undergraduate mentoring and instruction may also be possible.

Required Minimum Qualifications: •Applicants must possess a doctorate in Geology or related field from an accredited university by August 31, 2018

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•Ability to contribute to the development of an active, externally funded research program.

•Proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals in one or more of the areas mentioned above

Preferred Qualifications: •Laboratory or field expertise relevant to the area of his/her research focus

•Previous teaching activities and experiences

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application that describes qualifications and background, (2) statements outlining research plans; teaching activities/experience, if any, need to be highlighted (3) a curriculum vita, and (4) arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees.  Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins February 1, 2018 Salary Range / Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with experience Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.