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Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position: Biogeochemistry at University of Wyoming


13 Oct 2017

The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biogeochemistry.

Ad description available below and on the UW job site (position 9150 at

The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biogeochemistry in the Department of Geology & Geophysics and the interdepartmental Program in Ecology Ph.D. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong extramurally funded research program in biogeochemical processes and analyses. We seek applicants who complement existing research strengths at the University and address questions spanning broad scales -- e.g., from organisms, molecules, and minerals to landscapes and global dynamics. Competitive candidates will be able to build strong research and teaching roles with regard to biogeochemical processes. The research focus may range broadly including topics such as microbial processes, weathering, ecosystem stoichiometry, organic geochemistry, and global elemental cycles. The University of Wyoming maintains facilities that support cutting-edge research in biogeochemistry, including high-performance computing, stable isotope analyses, scanning electron microscopy, organic geochemical techniques such as biomarker analysis, and new core facilities for DNA extraction and library preparation.

This search is one of four in a cluster in the Program in Ecology (aquatic ecosystem ecologist, biogeochemist, computational biologist, and plant-microbe interactions), and candidates may also participate in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and Hydrologic Science. The cluster hire is supported in part by a new 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 grant to the University.  In this project we will study microbial life and its ecological consequences.  Faculty hired in these searches will benefit from the project’s infrastructure and scientific outcomes and will contribute to the project's institutional capacity building in the candidate's area of expertise. Additional details are available ( ).

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and evidence of the ability to publish in top peer-reviewed journals, obtain external grant funding, and advise graduate students.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant will be able to contribute to core undergraduate teaching within the Department of Geology & Geophysics, as well as teach advanced classes in biogeochemistry.

Required Materials

Complete the online application including uploading as one document: a current CV, names and contact information for three references, and research, teaching, and diversity statements, which describe the candidate’s research program, their teaching philosophy and experience, and their contributions to enhancing inclusiveness as well as cultural and intellectual richness in the geosciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 13th, 2017.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming.  At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position.  If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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