Open Rank Faculty - Petrology/Geochemistry

Blacksburg, VA, USA
Oct 05, 2018
Nov 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Petrology or Geochemistry. We welcome applicants who combine field, analytical, and/or computational approaches to make potentially transformative advances in our understanding of the processes that drive evolution of the Earth's crust and/or mantle. The successful applicant will build an internationally recognized research program supported by a robust and sustainable portfolio of extramural research funding, will contribute to our educational mission by teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will participate in department, college, and university service. The Department of Geosciences currently includes 28 faculty members and instructors with expertise across the spectrum of geosciences. We anticipate adding to our strong cohort of 7 junior faculty members by hiring at the Assistant Professor level but will consider applications from more senior scientists at the Associate or Full Professor levels. The Department is internationally recognized for excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology, and has a rich history of research and innovation with state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes ion microprobe (SIMS), electron microprobe, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser ablation ICP-MS, gas source IR-MS, and the VT Advanced Research Computing facility. Additional information is available at, and Travel to attend professional conferences and meetings is a required component of the job.