Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Petrology

Colorado State University
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Geosciences Department in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University seeks a 9-month appointment tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred start date of August 2022.


We seek an enthusiastic Geoscientist to help build our education offerings in petrology and to develop a strong research program in an area that complements existing programs in the department.  This position is open to candidates with any area of specialization in the field of Petrology. Candidates with a wider range of cognate interests are encouraged to describe these in their applications.


Minimum Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field at time of appointment. 2) Demonstrated experience in research and associated activities related to field and analytical petrology.  3) Research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions. 4) Commitment to teaching excellence in areas that strengthen the department’s offerings.  5) Commitment to inclusive excellence in the department and institution.


Preferred Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated excellence in geoscience education and teaching. 2) Willingness to develop field education in the department 3) Interest and potential in developing petrological and associated research facilities in the Department and University 4) Interest and potential in developing new research collaborations that strengthen regional, national and international linkages for the department, and partnerships with industry and/or agencies. 5) Demonstrated ability to obtain and manage external research funding. 6) An established or promising peer-review publication record.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94296  For full consideration send curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests; statement of broader impacts, including diversity and inclusion; and names and addresses of at least four references by January 24, 2022.  References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. 


For additional information, visit https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geosciences or contact John Ridley (search chair) at jridley@colostate.edu or at +1-970-491-5943.


CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. 

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