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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Assistant Professor of Geochronology

The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of geochronology to begin August 16, 2019. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching abilities and broad interests related to geochronology, petrochronology or thermochronology. The successful candidate will complement, strengthen and diversify the School’s research program in solid earth geoscience and take advantage of state-of-the art facilities in the Center for Elemental Mass Spectrometry (CEMS - The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and direct an active, externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate core course in the areas of mineralogy-petrology or structural geology - tectonics, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses related to the candidate’s specialty.

 A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, statement of teaching interests, contact information, including telephone number and email address, for three references.  For additional information please contact Dr. Michael Bizimis, Geochronology Search Chair,, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

 To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by no later than October 28, 2018. We will review files until a candidate is selected.

 The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 600 undergraduate students, more than 80 graduate students, and 32 faculty representing research areas ranging from Earth and Ocean Sciences to Environmental Policy and History. For more information on the School, please visit

 The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

 The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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