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Open Positions in Earth Sciences

IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences administrative, faculty, and staff employment opportunities will be listed below when available

Position Details:

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Title Instrumentation and Academic Specialist in Dept. of Earth Sciences
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Geology
Position Summary

The Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI is hiring an Instrumentation and Academic Specialist to manage research instrumentation, provide departmental laboratory safety compliance, and support teaching. The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the Department and faculty through oversight of the Earth Science research infrastructure, with particular focus on managing, maintaining and scheduling the efficient operation and use of all of the Department’s instruments (e.g. two XRD’s (one shared with other departments), GCs, HR-ICP-MS, ICP-OES, GC-MS, gas-source IRMS, IC, HPLC, CHN analyzers, piston cylinder apparatus, aerodynamic levitation laser furnace, and computer interfaces). The instrumentation support provided by the specialist will include training and scheduling for some instruments as well as providing general laboratory research support, and sample preparation and analyses. Laboratory support also includes ensuring departmental and building safety by serving as laboratory safety coordinator. In addition, this position will provide teaching support including maintaining the rock and mineral collections for course instruction as well as helping students to coordinate laboratory and field activities. Finally the Academic Specialist may be responsible for providing general departmental support by performing administrative and other miscellaneous tasks such as coordinating maintenance of vehicles, equipment and property. This is a permanent full-time position, renewable on a 12-month basis. Analytical and instrumentation experience is required. Applicants must have an M.S. degree or higher in earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology or a related field. Electronics, mechanical, and gas line plumbing expertise is desirable.

IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Applicants should submit these materials, in PDF form, at https://jobs.iu.edu/; https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5820. Review of applications will begin May 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban public research university and is home to 30,000 students. IUPUI is an equal opportunity, affirmative‐action employer offering competitive salaries and benefits packages to employees. Questions about the position can be directed to geology@iupui.edu.

Basic Qualifications

M.S. degree or higher in earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology or a related field.

Department Contact for Questions


Additional Qualifications

Electronics, mechanical, and gas line plumbing expertise is desirable.

Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions  
For Best Consideration Date 05/20/2018
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018


IUPUI is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D. IUPUI is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.

This institution is also a provider of ADA services. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Jeanette Jefferson at (317) 274-0632.