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 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: 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 is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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