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Meierjurgen Faculty Fellow - Earth Sciences

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Earth Science, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Earth Sciences
Rank: Research Associate
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 15, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a one-page letter of intent indicating the desired term of residence and a complete curriculum vitae.

Department Summary
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon includes the study of Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Paleontology, and Earth’s environment. Our faculty and students specialize in the study of the Earth from its surface to the deep interior. Our studies are inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on the knowledge and techniques of other physical and natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Therefore, our diverse specialties are unified under a common desire to understand the underlying processes that shape the planet whether that be erosion, mantle convection, hydrothermal reactions, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions. We are also intrigued with how life has evolved and adapted on our planet throughout geologic time, and how life interacts with the larger earth system. Our mission is to educate and train a future generation of earth scientists, advance our current understanding of the earth system through scholarship and research, and serve as a resource to the university and broader community on topics related to our planet.

Position Summary
The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a three-month residential fellowship as a Meierjurgen Faculty Fellow for one term during academic year 2020-21. Requirements are one term in residence and one departmental seminar. The recipient will receive a $15,000 salary. Selection criteria include academic merit, collaborative ties with faculty, and likely use of departmental facilities or regional field areas. PhD in geology or related field required from an accredited institution. The Department and University house an array of modern instrumentation and we are located in a geologically active region. Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

Minimum Requirements
PhD in geology or related field required.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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