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Petrology, Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 5/03/2013. 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 Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoscience.

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The Department of Geoscience is seeking candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Petrology, commencing Fall 2013. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in one or more of the following areas: igneous/metamorphic petrology, volcanology, geochemistry, and/or a closely allied field. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that integrates with our existing strengths in igneous/metamorphic petrology, volcanology, mineralogy, mineral physics, planetary geology, and/or structural geology. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in the teaching of 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.

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. Terry Spell, 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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