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earth and environmental sciences

Associate Director, Environmental Studies Program &
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Boston College seeks a teacher, scholar, and administrator to serve as Associate Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and with a summer 2016 start date.  The Program offers both a major and minor to undergraduate students in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic, leadership, and program development abilities. This position is a nine-month, full-time non-tenure track academic position with faculty rank and teaching responsibilities.

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Manager, Major Analytical Research Laboratories

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the College funded full-time technical position in support of the Department’s Major Analytical Research Laboratories.  These laboratories primarily include, Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS), Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS), Clean Analytical Geochemistry Laboratory, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).  Responsibilities include: user training and analytical assistance, clean lab sample preparation, technique development, lab management, and instrument calibration, operations, and maintenance. Participation in the initiation, interpretation, and dissemination of laboratory-related Departmental research is expected and encouraged.  Review of applications will begin July 13th, 2015.  The desired start date is September 1st 2015, though this is negotiable.

Applicants should have a PhD in geoscience, chemistry, or a related field, and a strong background in isotope geochemistry and/or analytical chemistry. Five years experience with mass spectrometry (ideally TIMS and IRMS) and related clean lab chemistry and sample preparation is required.  Additional postdoctoral and/or laboratory manager experience is desirable.

Formal applications must be submitted via the Boston College website:  General inquiries may be directed to Prof. Ethan Baxter (, Search Committee Chair.


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