Working Title: Assistant Professor of Geology
Posting Information: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR -- PETROLOGY
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
The Geosciences Program at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014. We seek a geologist with expertise in igneous-metamorphic petrology or related expertise with significant field experience. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to those candidates who complement faculty strengths, have significant field experience, and can demonstrate potential to create experiential opportunities for students through their scholarship.
The Geology program is in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources. This is a growing department with a strong reputation for strength in the environmental sciences, and a commitment to experiential learning and regional engagement. Teaching responsibilities will include petrology, mineralogy, and introductory courses in support of the university's liberal studies program. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, create research opportunities, some of which are regional, for students, and seek external funding to help support our mission. The candidate should have a PhD in geology or related field at the time of hire from an accredited institution, although an ABD candidate will be considered.
WCU is part of the University of North Carolina system and is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The candidate should have a PhD in geology or related field at the time of hire from an accredited institution, although an ABD candidate will be considered.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted online and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) transcripts; 4) a statement of teaching; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) a listof 5 references (include complete contact information.)
For more information, see gnr.wcu.edu or contact search chair, Dr. Mark Lord (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 828.227.7367). Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2014 and continue until the search is complete.
WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.