Working Title: Assistant Professor
Posting Information: 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 sedimentary geology who can teach a high-quality, engaged course in sedimentology and stratigraphy. The area of specialization within sedimentary geology 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. The department benefits from many collaborative relationships, including the on-campus Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.
The applicant should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Specific teaching responsibilities will include sedimentology and stratigraphy, historical geology, courses in their area of specialty, and introductory courses in support of the university's liberal studies program. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department's vibrant undergraduate research program, develop a research program that includes some focus on the region, and seek external funding to help support our mission.
Western Carolina University is a 10,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University 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, although an ABD candidate will be considered. The degree must be from an accredited institution.
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) complete contact information for 5 references.
For more information, see gnr.wcu.edu or contact search chair, Dr. Ben Tanner (email@example.com; phone 828.227.3915).
Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2013 and continue until the search is complete.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that conducts 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.