Assistant Professor of Geology (Solid Earth)

Department of Geology

Openings: 1

Description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology to begin September 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, including supervision of undergraduate thesis work, is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and who can demonstrate an ability to engage students in modern laboratory and analytical techniques as well as fieldwork. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in earth materials (mineralogy/petrology), structural geology, and introductory geology. Additional teaching responsibilities will include courses contributing to general education, such as First Term Seminar or a January term course involving experiential learning. The successful candidate will have an identifiable research program that can include undergraduate researchers, and tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct high-quality research that is recognized and published. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to geo-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom can comment on teaching excellence (please do not submit letters of reference at this time; we will solicit letters or verbal references for qualified candidates during late September to early October; please be sure referees will be available at that time). At least one of the references must be able to specifically address teaching experience and excellence. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Laura Triplett, Chair
Department of Geology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Laura Triplett at ltriplet@gustavus.edu. For full consideration, applications must be received by September 18, 2017. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered.

Department and Institution Information: The Gustavus Geology Department is collegial, small, innovative, and flexible. Field work is important, and faculty have opportunities to teach study-away courses. The department is involved in the Environmental Studies program and course offerings, and must attend to the needs of that interdisciplinary program. For information about the department, see: https://gustavus.edu/geology/.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Posted 08/01/2017

Prerequisites

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, including supervision of undergraduate thesis work, is essential.

Contact

Human Resources | humanresources@gustavus.edu | 507-933-7304

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017

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