Assistant Professor, isotope biogeochem - Boulder, CO, USA

The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in isotope biogeochemistry.


The anticipated start date is August 2020.


The successful candidate will join a team in INSTAAR’s Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) and complement isotopic and environmental research expertise across the CU campus.

The new assistant professor would be rostered in the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and would become a tenure-track professor in one of INSTAAR’s affiliated academic departments and programs that best suits their training and interests. These departments include Geological Sciences; Geography; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Environmental Studies, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. INSTAAR’s SIL has strong ties to both carbon-cycle research conducted by NOAA and international ice core research programs.

A strong commitment to teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to outreach activities, is expected. The candidate is expected to engage in development of coursework in his or her area of research expertise, and to contribute to the teaching needs of the host department.


Applicants are required to have a PhD in Geosciences or other related environmental field. They should be a strong team player with excellent communication, leadership and networking skills, who is focused on achieving multidisciplinary research goals.


Applications received by 25 October 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit:

- Resume/CV
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research Philosophy: The research statement should include a description of topic(s) that the applicant considers to be the important problem(s) in their field, and how their research contributes to addressing these problems.
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Diversity and Inclusion Statement
- PDF of three publications

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

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