Monday, September 19, 2016

Assistant Professor, Stable Isotope Geochemistry- Western Washington University

Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Stable Isotope Geochemistry in the Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA, with an expected start date of September 2017. The Geology Department supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in this faculty position.

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in stable isotope geochemistry applied to any of a diverse range of geoscience problems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to paleoclimatology/paleolimnology/paleoceanography/paleoecology, fluid flow and fluid-rock interactions, applications of stable isotopes to (bio)geochemical processes and (bio)mineralization. The hired applicant will be expected to successfully contribute to the department’s course and curricular offerings, to establish a successful research program that includes BS and MS students and securing external funding for support of major research instrumentation, and work with department faculty and staff to develop connections to other WWU departments and programs in the marine and environmental sciences and other allied fields. The faculty member will also be expected to participate in service activities, including departmental committees and student advising.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle. WWU has longstanding and growing program in the geosciences, preparing more professional geologists than any other institution of higher education in Washington.

Closing Date Notes: Application review begins December 19, 2016; position is open until filled

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