Two-Term Position in Paleontology and Historical Geology

Mount Vernon, Iowa
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for a two-course/two-month position in its Department of Geology for the fall of 2017. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in historical geology and a sophomore level course in paleontology. Cornell College operates on the One-Course-At-A-Time academic calendar (also called the block plan) in which students take, and faculty teach, one course at a time in month-long terms. Historical Geology is offered in Term 1 (September 4-27) and Paleontology is offered in Term 2 (October 2-October 25).

A Ph.D. (or ABD) is preferred although masters level candidates will be considered.  Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Cornell College has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and values individuals who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences feel welcomed and are encouraged to thrive.  

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for two references should be submitted.   Formal consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact department chair Rhawn Denniston ( with questions.


Cornell College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act.  Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check. 


For more information about the geology program, please visit the website at


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