Geology - Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Mineralogy)

Geology - Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Mineralogy)
Date:  11/16/2012

Colby College is seeking a field-based Geoscientist to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Geology to begin September 1, 2013. The successful candidate should have broad training with expertise in mineralogy, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and an active research program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Teaching responsibilities will include participation in a gateway geology course, intermediate-level mineralogy and petrology courses with a laboratory component, and either a non-majors geology course without lab or an advanced majors course of potential interdisciplinary interest, in an area of the candidate's interest and expertise. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaborations at Colby and at the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences in Boothbay Harbor. Familiarity with liberal arts colleges is desirable.

Please submit the following to geo.mineralogy@colby.edu. Receipt of applications will be confirmed.

  • a letter of application
  • statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • curriculum vitae
  • undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • three selected publications, and
  • three letters of recommendation

For questions about the position, contact Prof. Herb Wilson, Chair, Department of Geology, Colby College, 5739 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901 (Telephone: 207-859-5739, email: geo.mineralogy@colby.edu). Application review will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Women candidates will be considered for a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, which includes dedicated annual research funds and salaries for undergraduate research assistants.

 
Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs.
 
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