Assistant Professor - Igneous Petrology/Geochemical Dynamics - (FAC002540)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position in the broad field of Igneous Petrology/Geochemical Dynamics. EAS seeks dynamic researchers and educators who can establish broad and externally funded research programs and who will use the state-of-the-art facilities within EAS.

EAS seeks applicants who use novel and cross-disciplinary approaches to investigate areas that may include but are not limited to intraplate and plate-boundary igneous systems, volcanology/volcanic hazards, the effects of magmatism on climate, early Solar System magmatism, strategic ore deposits associated with igneous systems, and/or element distributions and geochemical dynamics in deep planetary environments.

Successful candidates are expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop externally funded research programs that are internationally recognized, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH. Candidates are also expected to leverage the existing instruments and lab facilities at EAS that include a clean lab dedicated to two TIMS instruments (Thermo Scientific Triton XT and Thermo Scientific Triton Plus) with positive and negative ion capability, other labs with QQQ-ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, ICP-OES, a Nu Instruments NuPlasma II MC-ICP-MS, and new instrumentation capable of measuring triple oxygen and clumped isotopes. Outside of EAS, the University of Houston Nanofabrication and Materials Characterization facilities also host SEM, TEM, and FIB instruments that are accessible to EAS users.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Furthermore, EAS welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the Department and College’s commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about the department can be found at

Applications received by October 31st, 2022 will receive the total consideration. Interested candidates should submit, along with their contact information: 1) a statement of teaching interests, 2) a statement of research interests, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) a list of at least 3 references. Any questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Qi Fu, at

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field at the time of the appointment.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon the selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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