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Assistant Professor


The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in the Fall of 2015 with a focus on volcanic processes. We seek a dynamic scientist who investigates volcanic eruptions through studies of conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of lava and tephra. We are particularly interested in candidates who integrate field observations with remote sensing, textural, geochemical, experimental and/or theoretical modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a laboratory in their area of specialization. They will also have access to existing stable isotope, FTIR spectroscopy, and experimental petrology labs as well as the microanalytical facilities in the University’s Center for Advanced Materials Characterization (SEM, EPMA, EBSD, TEM, FIB, TOF-SIMS; and the University’s high-performance computing facility ( We seek a candidate who will complement our existing strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and Earth surface processes.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, contribute to the mission of the department in undergraduate and graduate education, and engage in departmental and university service. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online where they should upload an application letter, a current curriculum vita, a two-page statement of current and future research, and a two-page teaching statement. When notified by email, they should arrange to have three to four letters of recommendation uploaded at the same site. Further inquiries concerning this search should be sent to Review of applications will begin on Jan. 5, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.


Posting number: 140503
Closes: May 31, 2015

The University of Oregon is soliciting applications for limited duration teaching and/or research appointments that are part time or short term, (contracts not to exceed one year), in the Department of Geological Sciences. Possibility of renewal up to a total of three years, depending on needs, funding, and performance.

Examples include summer instructors, academic year instructors, research assistants or associates, postdoctoral fellows, and field research assistants. Research assistants conduct research under direction of a principal investigator; postdoctoral research associates conduct research under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training; research associates conduct research with only general guidance.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geology or related area required (for certain positions); Ph.D. preferred (required for research associate and postdoctoral positions).

Please send vita and letter of interest to: Head, Department of Geological Sciences, indicate posting #140503, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1272. Applications accepted through May 31, 2015. Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis and screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Hires from this pool may require background checks.