Job Opportunities in the Department of Geosciences

There are currently two positions available, see below.

Faculty Position -- Earth Surface Dynamics, Geomorphology and/or Landscape Evolution, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Earth Surface Dynamics, Geomorphology and/or Landscape Evolution at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2014 A Ph.D. in Geosciences, physical geography or a related field is required at the time of appointment. We seek applicants with research interests in processes that shape the Earth's surface with a concern for societal relevance, and whose science complements existing strengths in the Department. The successful applicant should demonstrate an ability to use quantitative approaches and field-oriented research methods for understanding dynamic natural and/or anthropogenic processes that shape landscapes across multiple temporal and spatial scales.

In addition to teaching courses in her/his specialty, the successful candidate will offer an undergraduate course in Geomorphology and participate in the rotation of large-enrollment introductory geology and/or physical geography courses.  Applicants should apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42892 and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three referees familiar with their research and teaching efforts.     All potential applicants should visit the Department of Geosciences website (www.geo.umass.edu) for further information about this position.  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair (search@geo.umass.edu).

Review of applicants will begin November 18, 2013 and continue until the ideal candidate is identified. The Department of Geosciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Isotope Biogeochemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Manager, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a 12 month, full-time Lecturer and Laboratory Manager in the Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Laboratories.  The position is for one year with continuation contingent on availability of funding and performance.  The Stable Isotope Lab includes Finnigan Delta XL+ and Delta V isotope ratio mass spectrometers, and peripheral instruments including an automated carbonate prep system (Kiel III), Gas Bench, elemental analyzer, and GC/combustion interface. The Biogeochemistry Lab houses several GC-FIDs, a GC-FPD, a GC-MS, and an HPLC-MS.  Responsibilities include general management and oversight of day-to-day operation of these facilities, training of students including offering short courses in analytical techniques, instrument maintenance, and participation in research through application and development of analytical techniques. The opportunity for independent research also exists.  A M.S. in Earth Science with experience in operation of IRMS systems is required.  A Ph.D. in Earth Science and direct experience in compound-specific isotope analysis are preferred.  Experience with GC and HPLC is preferred. We offer an excellent salary with benefits, including health insurance.  Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter outlining experience, CV and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF to search@geo.umass.edu or Isotope Biogeochemistry Search, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003.  Please email any questions to sburns@geo.umass.edu.  Review of candidates will begin October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  The Department of Geosciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body and curriculum. 

 

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Department of Geosciences
611 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200

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