Paleonet: Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Post at Virginia Tech

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Mon Aug 23 07:12:25 GMT 2010

This just in.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position(s). The Department of Geosciences at Virginia
Tech invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in
sedimentology/stratigraphy starting in the Fall of 2011. Particular subareas
of interest include, but are not limited to, physical sedimentology,
sedimentary basin analysis with emphasis on marine seismic stratigraphy,
high-resolution sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary (bio)geochemistry,
chemostratigraphy, and Earth systems history. The position is at the
assistant professor level, but outstanding senior candidates will also be
considered. The successful candidate is expected to develop an
internationally recognized, externally funded, multi-disciplinary research
program; and to actively participate in the undergraduate and graduate
teaching mission of the university. This position is one of several hires in
the Departments of Geosciences and Biological Sciences to support the
Virginia Tech College of Science research clusters in Integrated Studies of
Earth Systems and Energy/Environment. To receive full consideration, the
applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Geosciences or a related discipline at
the time of appointment and a demonstrated capability/promise to develop an
active research program. Preference will be given to candidates whose
research areas complement existing strengths in the department.

Consideration of applications will begin as early as November 8, 2010 and
will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate
with rank and experience. Please visit
<>  (posting # 0100596) to apply on-line for
this position. Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, research
statement, teaching statement, and a list of at least four referees who are
familiar with their work. For further information, visit the Department of
Geosciences website ( <> ) or contact
Search Committee chair Dr. Shuhai Xiao by e-mail (xiao at Virginia
Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and the
recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic
science and engineering careers.


Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

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