Environmental Geochemistry

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgt, UC Berkeley
Job Description: 

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (http://espm.berkeley.edu), invites applications for a tenure-track (academic year) appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Geochemistry, starting 1 July 2013. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching and service position them to develop a strong disciplinary program that connects with one or more of related programs on the Berkeley campus. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical and modeling skills who is capable of innovative field-related studies of soil-related geochemical processes. We are particularly interested in candidates capable of linking physical and biological processes at the Earth’s surface, and who may be able to capture and describe these processes via reactive transport modeling efforts. Individuals interested in chemical weathering processes, application of novel isotope tracers to soil geochemical processes, molecular scale organic-mineral interactions, and reaction/transport modeling of soil processes are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to offer an upper division undergraduate course in Environmental or Soil Geochemistry, as well as contribute to other Department teaching needs through consultation with the Chair. Graduate level teaching is encouraged, and is a part of ESPM faculty teaching expectations. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and post doctoral experience in a chemical, geochemical, environmental, or related science. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the date of hire. The closing date for applications is December 10, 2012. Evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Interested individuals should submit the following application materials online at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00079: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research and teaching interests, 4) pdf copies of up to 3 recent publications, and 5) three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our online application system). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. For additional information on the Department and the campus visit http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu, and http://berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.