Assistant Professor - Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry

Gainesville FL
Sep 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor -- Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry

Job Description:

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2018. Applicants should be able to contribute to an existing internationally known program in analytical, observational and theoretical petrology, solid Earth geochemistry, and geodynamics. We have a preference for candidates who have expertise in magmatic and chemical processes of the whole Earth (and planets), rock-fluid interactions, tectonics, geochronology, and volcanic/hydrothermal systems. We seek scholars with the desire to teach classes in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels and who show evidence of strong research trajectories. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program that includes supporting and mentoring graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement and enhance existing research programs in the Department ( Researchers who would benefit from our established and new analytical facilities (field emission EMPA and MC-ICP-MS) are also encouraged to apply.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research plans, an overview of teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three references. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.

The Search Committee for this position will begin reviewing applications October 31, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Perfit, at

The final candidate will be required to provide an official  transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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