Folks:

Just a reminder.  We begin reviewing applications this month.

Regards,
Ethan
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Geochemist Specializing in Climate Change and/or Environmental Geochemistry Research. The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in low-temperature geochemistry exploring the complexity of (bio)geochemical trends, cycles, and feedbacks between marine, terrestrial and atmospheric systems through geologic time. This position is part of the College of Geosciences' new Climate Change initiative, which is in its second year of a four-year plan to add eight positions.   The position is budgeted at the senior level, but applicants at all levels will be considered. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related fields. 

We specifically seek applicants specializing in the development and application of multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) to the study of climate change, geochemical cycles, and the biogeochemistry of surficial systems. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including the mentoring of graduate students.  A new isotope geochemistry facility is being built that will include shared clean laboratory space, a thermal ionization mass spectrometer, and the MC-ICP-MS. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to this lab's development.

The Department of Geology and Geophysics consists of roughly 30  faculty members, 110 graduate students, and 110 undergraduate students.  The Department is part of the College of Geosciences, which includes the Departments of Geography, Oceanography, and Atmospheric Sciences, Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).  The Department and College have long-standing strengths in paleobiology, paleoceanography, and sedimentary geology and geochemistry, as well as structural geology and geophysics.

Interested candidates should send a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and the names, postal addresses, and e-mail addresses of four references to Dr. Ethan L. Grossman, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA 77843-3115. Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 December 2004, with a start date of September 2005.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages application from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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