Lowell Chair in Economic Geology

Lowell Chair in Economic Geology, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona invites applications for the Lowell Program (https://lpeg.geo.arizona.edu/) Chair in Economic Geology, a tenure-track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek applicants interested in carrying out innovative education and research related to mineral resource exploration and extraction, including environmental sustainability. Arizona is a key critical metal-producing state, and the Department of Geosciences has a strong tradition of excellence and collaboration with industry in the study of mineral deposits. The Lowell Program in Economic Geology, which is within Geosciences, is an integral contributor to the new state-funded School of Mining and Mineral Resources (https://mining.arizona.edu/) that brings together mineral resources expertise from ten colleges across campus.

The successful candidate is expected to join other faculty at the University of Arizona in capitalizing on the state, private, and industry support of critical minerals studies, building a program of excellence and leadership in the instruction/mentorship of students at all levels, and in research. A requirement of the position is to innovate and coordinate training programs in mineral resource geology, ideally combining academic and industry applied experiences. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Review of applications will begin Jan 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: a (1) curriculum vitae; (2) statement of teaching interests, qualifications, and vision; (3) statement of research interests and accomplishments; (4) list of at least three references (including mail and email addresses and telephone numbers) to: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/18365?c=arizona

The University of Arizona offers quality health coverage and insurance, tuition reduction, retirement savings plans, family resources, discounts and more (https://hr.arizona.edu/employees-affiliates/benefits). We value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equable employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.