Geology - Paleontology/Soft Rock, Visiting Assistant Professor

Geology - Paleontology/Soft Rock, Visiting Assistant Professor
Date:  09/12/2011

The Department of Geology invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor in paleontology and soft-rock geology beginning 1 September 2012. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a core-curriculum Paleontology course (200-level : Record of Life) with laboratory and an upper division course of his/her choice for geology majors during the academic year. The upper division course should complement those already offered in the department. The remainder of the teaching assignment will be an introductory course offering (100-level) for potential majors and non-majors. Additionally, the candidate may have the opportunity to direct one or more independent research projects. 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and for close student-faculty interaction. Ph.D. with teaching experience at time of employment preferred; ABDs encouraged to apply.  

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research Interests, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Robert A. Gastaldo, Chair

Department of Geology

5807 Mayflower Hill Drive

Waterville, ME 04901

Review of applications will begin on 14 November 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

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