Job Posting: Faculty position, communication associate position

1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Mineral Resource Systems/Economic Geology –  The University of Arizona

2) UNAVCO Communications Associate – Remote Work Options Available


1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Mineral Resource Systems/Economic Geology at The University of Arizona

The Department of Geosciences at The University of Arizona seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member with a commitment to interdisciplinary work in mineral resource systems at the Assistant Professor level as the Lundin Family Endowed Chair in Economic Geology. The Department seeks applicants focused on any combination of economic geology, tectonics, geochemistry, geophysics, and/or surficial processes related to mineral resources systems.

Areas of interest are very broad, and examples include: aqueous geochemistry; fluids in crustal processes; structural geology; surficial processes related to the natural and anthropogenic concentration and dispersion of mineralized materials; reclamation (including all environmental aspects of sustainable mining); geothermal or active magmatic or metamorphic systems; isotope geochemistry or petrology; and the biogeochemistry of metal systems. Approaches can be field, lab, and/or theoretical and could involve settings from surficial to magmatic, scales from microscopic to global, and topics from basic science to applications and policy. The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in multidisciplinary research and teaching through the Department of Geosciences and related professional programs.

Applicants should apply at and include

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. cover letter explaining research interests and accomplishments;
  3. statement of teaching interests and qualifications;
  4. vision statement describing how the candidate would develop their research program;
  5. statement describing the candidate’s accomplishments or plans to work with diverse students and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion

Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to the committee chair, Professor Jon Pelletier (

The Department of Geosciences at UA has been a world leader in mineral resource systems since its founding and is a key partner in campus-wide programs related to sustainability and mineral resources. The successful candidate has the opportunity to engage in those programs, which involve the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources as well a proposed new transdisciplinary school. The successful candidate is expected to begin in Fall of 2021. Review of applications will begin December 1 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Arizona, 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 an Hispanic-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 equal 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 and inclusiveness.


2) UNAVCO Communications Associate – Remote Work Options Available

Are you looking to blend your love of geoscience with your awesome communication skills? Come work with UNAVCO! We are seeking a Communications Associate who will lead community communications and informal education and outreach efforts. While the job position is based in Boulder, CO we are open to remote work options. The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience in both geosciences and communications. Please see the posting for full details. Application review begins November 2.


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