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October 8th, 2019

Assistant Professor in Isotope Biogeochemistry

Job Description

INSTAAR at the University of Colorado is searching widely for a tenure-track assistant professor position in isotope biogeochemistry, with an anticipated start date of 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.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Lead novel research activities and 
  • Innovate growth of SIL through multidisciplinary, institutional and governmental collaborations and extra-mural research funding. 

Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: 

Contemporary biogeochemical cycles, ecology, hydrology, atmospheric trace gases, and polar climates, along with emerging mass spectrometric and/or optical measurement methods.

Further, the candidate will benefit from SIL’s ongoing interactions with analysts of other CU labs such as the Laboratory for Radiocarbon Preparation and Research, the Atmospheric Research Lab, the Organic Geochemistry Group, and the Earth Systems Stable Isotope Lab.

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Sue Ponsor
Executive Assistant to the Director
(Office) 303 492-7909
(Fax) 303 492-3287