Assistant Professor - Geochemistry

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Dec 01, 2021
Full time Chemistry Geology/Earth & Ocean Sciences

Job Description


Assistant Professor-Geochemistry


The George Mason University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting August 2022.

Priority will be given to those at the rank of Assistant Professor, but applications from those at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



We seek an innovative scholar with broad expertise in low-temperature geochemistry. Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to: paleoclimatology, marine chemistry/paleoceanography, aqueous geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and/or the critical zone, particularly focusing on the use of (bio)geochemical records to investigate reciprocal interactions among the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere in modern and deep-time systems.


The successful candidate will develop a rigorous, externally-funded research program, seek multidisciplinary collaborations, and use innovative field and analytical techniques in their research and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including geochemistry and other courses in their areas of expertise. An eagerness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds is essential. A Ph.D. is required by the time of employment.


About Us:

In line with Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles.


The department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S. degrees in Earth Systems Science and Climate Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, and oceanographers. Additional information about the department may be found at:



Preferred and Required Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in natural sciences or related discipline;
  • Ability to develop partnerships with regional institutions such as the USGS, Carnegie Institution for Science, or Smithsonian Institution.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of teaching at the college level and a strong research background.


Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, applicants must apply online at for position F670AZ. Candidates should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, 4) diversity statement (as other doc), 5) examples of published work and teaching evaluations (if available), and 6) three references with contact information (to include email addresses). For full consideration please apply by November 30, 2021.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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