Geology: Assistant Professor/Open Rank in Economic or Structural Geology

Notice of Filing of the Application for
Permanent Employment Certification

The notice is being provided as a result of the filing of an application for permanent alien labor certification for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology for which a competitive recruitment was done (position announcement attached).  

Any person may provide a documentary evidence bearing on the application for permanent alien labor certification to the Certifying Officer of the U.S. Department of Labor at: 
United States Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Chicago National Processing Center
Railroad Retirement Board Building
844 North Rush Street, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 886-8000
FAX: (312) 886-1688 

The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire provides prevailing working conditions for all employees. The rate of pay for this position will be $72,000.  

Posted 3/5/15


Materials Science


New Priority Application Date of 2/1/14--related to New Responsible Mining Program

The Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the broadly defined areas of Economic Geology/Structural Geology. This appointment will begin on August 25, 2014.


  • Responsibilities include teaching, collaborative research with undergraduate students, advising, and service to the department and the University.
  • Teaching responsibilities initially will include economic mineral deposits, structural geology, introductory geology courses, and a shared responsibility for field geology.


  • A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment.
  • The department is seeking to expand its expertise in the area of metallic mining and to complement existing strengths in the department.
  • Experience with the genesis and exploration of ore deposits, field-based structural geology, field geology, and/or GIS will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching and collaborative research at the undergraduate level is desirable.
  • The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may also be considered an asset.

On November 1, 2013, the University of Wisconsin System awarded UW-Eau Claire a $451,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to create a Responsible Mining program to be housed in the Department of Geology.  This two-year grant demonstrates the UW System's commitment to develop a Responsible Mining program.  The grant will be used to develop internships with industry and to prepare an Economic Geology teaching lab for the Responsible Mining program.  UW-Eau Claire also will supply three new tenure-track positions for a contaminant hydrogeologist, a restoration ecologist, and a low T geochemist to build the Responsible Mining program.  These positions are additions to our strong faculty and nationally recognized, field-based geology program.  Because of this new grant, UW-Eau Claire is seeking to expand its pool of candidates and is extending its priority screening deadline to February 1, 2014.

The Department of Geology currently has nine faculty (including a new Field Geology Coordinator position), one hundred majors/minors, and offers a bachelor's degree in geology. Students are given an opportunity to choose an emphasis in general geology, hydrogeology and water chemistry, environmental science, dual-degree engineering (offered cooperatively with UMN-Twin Cities), and earth and space science teaching. The department is well equipped for collaborative research. Our laboratory facilities include a modern electron microscope laboratory (SEM-EDS and JEOL 2010 analytical TEM), Bruker SRS 3000 XRFspectrometer, Thermo-Finnigan Element 2 ICPMS, Bruker D8 Discover XRD, 12-station computer laboratory, complete geophysical instrumentation, a high P/T experimental petrology laboratory, micro – FTIR spectrometer, and a hydrogeology laboratory with on-campus water table observation wells, piezometers, and lysimeters. The department has access to other sophisticated equipment through collaborations with the UWEC Materials Science Center.

Application Procedure

Materials required:

Interested individuals should provide the following in pdf format:

  • a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vita
  • unofficial copies of university transcripts.
  • contact information for three references.

To apply:

You must apply online at UW-Eau Claire Careers. Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link and locate Geology--Assistant Professor/Open Rank in Economic/Structural Geology. (Job ID # 9259). Instructions are available at the link below under "Apply Online FAQs." You must create an account and log in before applying. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have questions, contact:

Dr. Kent Syverson, Chair

For priority consideration, submit applications materials by February 1, 2014. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

To learn more, visit the Web site:

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 9/18/13

Revised 11/21/13