The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) faculty position to fill the newly created Barrow Family Endowed Chair in Mineral Resource Geology. For academic-track positions, it is CEOAS policy to hire as a 12-month, 0.75 FTE (equivalent to the traditional 9-month, 1.0 FTE where additional salary can be supported by external grants). Consideration for indefinite tenure is coincident with evaluation for promotion to Associate Professor.
The Barrow Endowed Chair generates funds on an annual basis to be used at the discretion of the appointee. We are particularly interested in individuals that conduct field and laboratory-based investigations of ore genesis, evolution, and exploration. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of fluids in crustal processes, structural and tectonic controls on magma and fluid flow, magmatic, hydrothermal and other processes that determine the concentration and dispersion of mineralized materials, geothermal or active magmatic or metamorphic systems, or related fields. Research strategies should integrate some combination of field investigation, petrology, structural geology, remote-sensing, high-temperature and isotope geochemistry, and/or other lab-based or modeling approaches.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated capabilities and/or high potential for research and teaching excellence that will inspire the next generation of geology students and early career researchers. The candidate will contribute to teaching undergraduate courses such as mineralogy, petrology-petrography-optical mineralogy, and field geology, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. We are particularly interested in applications from early career individuals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a capacity for (1) creative research and teaching in geology, geophysics or cognate fields, (2) building an externally-funded research program, (3) developing an international reputation in Mineral Resources Geology, (4) establishing connections with industry partners and (5) contributing to on-going college- and university-wide efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/dei.
Oregon State University (OSU) and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences are committed to maintaining and enhancing its collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity, and equal opportunity. All OSU faculty members are responsible for helping to ensure that these goals are achieved. CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups (https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/strategic-plan; https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/initiatives/moving-forward-together). OSU and CEOAS strive to build and sustain a welcoming, collegial and inclusive campus environment.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories, two oceanographic research vessels and several national facilities and centers. The College has an annual research expenditure budget of more than $80 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, and other federal agencies. It has approximately 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 800 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and an M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Oceanography, Climate Science, Geography and Geospatial Sciences, and Environmental Sciences as well as several minors and certificate programs.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Doctoral degree in Geology, or cognate field.
A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting, to advancing the participation of diverse groups and to supporting diverse perspectives.
Potential for or record of high-quality, independent scientific research in Mineral Resource Geology consistent with career stage.
Potential for or record of teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, consistent with career stage.
Potential for or record of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Mineral Resource Geology consistent with career stage.
Potential to establish or record of an externally funded research program of high impact and longevity in Mineral Resource Geology.
Proficiency in oral and written English.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
For individuals seeking the rank of Associate or Full Professor:
Candidate should meet the OSU teaching, advising, research and service criteria for appointment at the desired ranks (see the OSU Faculty Handbook for details).
OSU will consider previous years of experience at other, similar institutions towards timelines for rank or tenure promotions.
This position may require working in the field and laboratory around the world. Field work may require working in rough terrain, inclement weather, and strenuous environments and conditions. The ability to travel as needed to advance their research program may be required.
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