Assistant Professor in High-Temperature Geochemistry/Petrology

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science, Grant or Research Administration
Department:16240000 - LS-GEOLOGY

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure accruing position in High-Temperature Geochemistry/Petrology at the Assistant Professor Level. We are interested in candidates in the broadly defined areas of petrology and high-temperature geochemistry with research interests including, but not limited to, the origin and evolution of Earth and terrestrial planets, the formation of igneous rocks, isotope systematics, geochronology, and/or solid-state metamorphic reactions. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to initiate a strong externally funded research program that includes mentoring graduate students and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates with the potential to utilize and enhance existing geochemistry/geochronology facilities and engage in interdisciplinary research with groups in the department, college, and/or university. The Department of Geological Sciences ( resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes faculty with a wide range of expertise in solid Earth and planetary processes. Available resources in the Department of Geological Sciences include state-of-the-art facilities including MC-ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, noble gas and stable isotope mass spectrometers, experimental petrology apparatus, clean laboratory, SEM with SDD-EDS, XRD, XRF. For more information on department facilities visit: Other analytical resources available for use on campus include FE-EPMA, Ga and Xe source FIB-SEM, SEM-EBSD, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, nano-XCT, and TEM (, and the Hipergator supercomputer (

The Department of Geological Sciences is committed to maintaining an environment that welcomes diversity of ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the Department of Geological Sciences.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent, or have completed the PhD requirements by August 16, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 523748). Applications must include: (1) a brief letter of application, summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, future research goals, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement detailing current activities and future research plans, (4) a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, and (5) a list of names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable teaching and research environment in their teaching and research statements and cover letter. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 24, 2022. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. The position will remain open until filled and applications received after the initial review date will be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Foster ( All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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