Assistant Professor Strategic Natural Mineral Resources – Economic Geology – Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in economic geology – strategic natural mineral resources, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August, 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active externally-funded research program that investigates processes related to ore genesis, mineral resources, ore deposit exploration, and demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary research. We seek individuals who will integrate their research with excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching responsibilities will include service courses as well as courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The Department currently has 20 full-time faculty, and 318 undergraduate and 241 graduate degree-seeking students with established B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Geology & Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and Geological Engineering. Closely associated departments include Mining Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Local area establishments with potential collaborative research opportunities include the U.S. Geological Survey (Mid-continent Geospatial Mapping Center), Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Fort Leonard Wood (U.S. Army), the Missouri S&T Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center (RMERC), Materials Research Center (MRC), and Energy Research and Development Center (ERDC). Visit our department web pages for more information on faculty and research (http://gse.mst.edu/). Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. David Wronkiewicz (wronk@mst.edu ).

A Ph.D. in Geology and/or Geophysics is required.  The final candidate is required to provide an official transcript showing completion of the terminal degree listed in the application materials submitted.  A copy of transcripts must be provided prior to the start of employment.  In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.  Failure to provide the official transcript or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

Applications must include a letter describing interests and possible contributions to our programs, curriculum vita, statements of teaching interests and research goals, up to five reprints of published work, and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will begin on February 7th, 2016 and continue until the search is completed.

All application materials including resume/vita, cover letter, reference letters, portfolio, etc., must include the position reference number in order to be processed and must be submitted electronically to: http://hraadi.mst.edu/hr/employment .  Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and Word.

Missouri University of Science and Technology Human Resource Office Position Reference Number #00065394 (Geoscientist)

Missouri University of Science and Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.