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Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences Los Angeles, California

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemistry of Lithospheric Systems

University of Southern California

The Department of Earth Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California ( in Los Angeles, California, wishes to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in the application of geochemical techniques to the evolution and dynamics of the solid Earth, including the crust and lithosphere. The anticipated start date would be in the 2018-2019 academic year. The appointee will be expected to establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding and to contribute to the Department’s overall research effort in Lithospheric System Dynamics. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field and have the ability to develop and support laboratory facilities in their research area. The successful appointee will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, particularly one or more of the following areas:  mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and field geology. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of teaching and research interests, and three or more names of individuals familiar with the applicant's work who could be contacted by USC for letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2017. Inquiries can be directed to: Chair, Search Committee, c/o Karen Young (

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .

REQ20048241 Posted Date: 08/04/2017

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