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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Post Doc (Earth Sciences) - Open Pool

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

Department: CAS Earth Sciences
Rank: Research Assistant (Type B or C), Research Associate, Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online with a resume/CV. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will occur as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

Department Summary

The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science. The department includes approximately 30 faculty (including TTF and NTTF), 60+ graduate students, and 100+ undergraduate majors. Research and graduate education in the Department of Earth Sciences focuses on the following subfields: (a) Geophysics: tectonics, seismology, remote sensing, and fault mechanics, as well as earthquake hazards; (b) Volcanology: geochemistry, physical volcanology, igneous petrology, and volcanic systems modeling; (c) Climate science: glaciology, paleoclimate and glacial modeling, oceanography, and ice physics; (d) Paleontology: vertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and phylogenetics; (e) Surface processes: Geochemical modeling, hydrology, soil and aqueous geochemistry, landslides, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geomorphology, and fluid mechanics; (f) Planetary Geology: space physics, astrobiology, and planetary interiors.

Position Summary

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon is inviting applications for its open pool. Positions are limited-duration post-doc or research appointments with durations not to exceed one year, with a possibility of renewal up to a total of three years, depending on program needs, funding, and performance. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Examples of research positions potentially available include research assistants or associates, postdoctoral scholars, and field research assistants. Research assistants conduct research under direction of a principal investigator; postdoctoral scholars conduct research under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training; research associates conduct research with only general guidance.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the rank of Research Assistant (Type B):
• Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences, Geology, or related area.

To qualify for the rank of Research Assistant (Type C):
• Master's degree in Earth Sciences, Geology or related area.

To qualify for the rank of Research Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar:
• Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geology, or related area.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.


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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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