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Economic Geology/Geochemistry, Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 5/31/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Faculty - Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track position in Economic Geology/Geochemistry.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

The Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track position in Economic Geology/Geochemistry at the assistant professor level. Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in one or more areas including isotope geochemistry, geochemical modeling, experimental petrology, geochronology, or igneous or sedimentary petrology.

The department ( has an enthusiastic faculty of 21, undergraduate and M.S./Ph.D. degree programs, and laboratory facilities including stable isotope, argon geochronology, XRF/XRD, soils, and electron microprobe/SEM laboratories. Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular geologic diversity in a premier exploration and mining state.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in an appropriate earth science discipline from an accredited college or university. Demonstrated teaching experience is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will have an active, field-based research program that will complement existing departmental strengths, and a strong commitment to teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a rigorous externally funded research program and to supervise graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels.

The appointment will begin August 2013.

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

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 five referees.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 22, 2013 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jean Cline, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or
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