Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences

Oswego, New York
Mar 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fields of Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Environmental Geophysics or Engineering Geology.

Posting Date: March 3, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: This position requires a broadly trained field-oriented geoscientist with expertise in the following disciplines: hydrogeology, geomorphology, environmental geophysics, and/or engineering geology.  Will be required to teach core courses in hydrogeology and geomorphology, contributing to general education program with introductory courses in physical geology or environmental sustainability, and the development of additional geology elective(s) in the fields of expertise.  Development of an active research program that includes mentoring diverse undergraduate students in their capstone research is fundamental to the position.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Geoscience at time of appointment with emphasis in Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Environmental Geophysics or Engineering Geology; demonstrated ability to teach courses in hydrogeology and/or geomorphology; ability to promote students' success in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior college-level teaching experience and research/industry experience in environmental geology, glacial geomorphology, engineering geology, or environmental geophysics.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests that specifically addresses how diverse undergraduate students will be integrated into an active research program electronically to:

Please contact Dr. David Valentino, Search Chair, for more information about the geology programs at SUNY Oswego (315-312-2798) or visit:

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of Department:  The geology program at SUNY-Oswego is part of the multidisciplinary Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences including major programs in Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology, Geochemistry, Meteorology and Earth Sciences Education, plus minor programs in Geology and Sustainability Studies.  Additional information about the Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences can be found at:

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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