Overview

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Sedimentary Geology, Assistant Professor, College of Sciences [R0108482]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

ROLE of the POSITION

The Department of Geoscience at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in sedimentary geology at the Assistant Professor level. Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to, sedimentary basin evolution with applications to tectonics or Earth-life-environment interactions across critical transitions in Earth history. We are particularly interested in individuals who integrate field investigations with innovative geochemical, geochronological, or other analytical techniques to pursue interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program; teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including undergraduate field courses; and perform service duties at all levels. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research groups in tectonics/structural geology, paleoclimatology, paleontology/stratigraphy, petrology/volcanology, planetary geology, and hydrogeology/surface processes. The successful applicant could begin as early as January 2019.

The UNLV Geoscience Department (http://geoscience.unlv.edu/) has 21 faculty, 200 undergraduate students, and more than 50 MS/PhD students. The department hosts laboratory facilities including stable isotope, argon geochronology, fluid inclusion, XRF/XRD, ICP-MS, soils, and electron microprobe/SEM labs.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (five page limit), statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for four referees. Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at steve.rowland@unlv.edu.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 4, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Stephen M. Rowland, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

EEO/AA STATEMENT

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Attachment(s)

Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research plans (five page limit), statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for four referees. Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at steve.rowland@unlv.edu.