Thursday, December 3, 2015

Assistant Professor position in Sedimentary Geology - UNLV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology, Search #16096. For this tenure track position, 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.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Geology from a regionally accredited college or university by the start of the appointment. 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. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Review of candidates' materials will begin on December 31, 2015 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Ganqing Jiang (, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at