Job Posting: Faculty Position

Tenure-Track Faculty Solid Earth Geochemistry/Petrology – The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Solid Earth Geochemistry. We seek a colleague who creatively uses theoretical, observational, analytical and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems related to the mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of the solid Earth.

Candidates with expertise in planets and meteorites will also be considered. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Geosciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses research programs and state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), and the names and contact information of three references. These materials must be submitted online. Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Jim Kasting, Chair of the Search Committee at

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