Visiting Assistant Professor Ad
Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Mineralogy/Petrology
The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a one-year full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2012. Areas of interest include experimental mineralogy/petrology, geochemistry, igneous petrology, mineral physics, planetary geology, and structural geology, among others. The successful candidate will teach physical geology and/or planetary geology at the introductory level and mineralogy and petrology at the intermediate and advanced levels based on his or her expertise in these broad fields. He or she may also assist in supervision of graduate and undergraduate research, conduct his or her own research and/or cooperate in current research projects.
The department offers programs leading to the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and currently has 12 faculty members, whose research and teaching interests are described on our web site at http://www.niu.edu/geology/. Facilities include an array of analytical instruments (e.g. electron microprobe, SEM, AFM, XRD, XRF, ion chromatograph, ICP-MS with laser ablation) and field equipment. NIU is part of the CARS research consortium at the nearby Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in geoscience at the time of appointment. Applicants must submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and capabilities in the areas desired, and a list of at least three references to: Colin Booth, Chair, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, cbooth. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. State law requires the university to conduct a criminal background check before appointment. NIU is an AA/EEO Institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students; we strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates including women and minorities. A state-mandated pre-employment criminal background investigation is required.