Assistant Professor - Geology

The Department of Geology in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in sedimentary stratigraphy and historical geology located on our Cheney Campus to begin September 2018.

The Department of Geology offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees in Geology as well as a B.A.E. in Earth and Space Science/Secondary. A B.S. in Environmental Science with Geology emphasis is also offered. The department currently consists of 5 tenured faculty, an instructional technician, and two full-time lecturers and an office manager.

Responsibilities will include teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level (both in the classroom and in the field), and active participation in scholarly and service activities.

Screening of applications will begin on October 9th. We will continue to accept applications until December 1st, 2017, and all applications received by that date will be fully considered. Your materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted without candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or related field is required by candidate start date
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students at the undergraduate level using student-centered, active-learning and inquiry-based approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to teach lower- and upper- division courses in introductory geology, historical geology, and sedimentary stratigraphy and other courses depending on department needs and applicant's area of specialization (conceptualizing Deep Time, Precambrian stratigraphy (Belt Supergroup), paleoclimatology, paleoclimatology, carbon sequestration, economic geology or other specialty)
  • Evidence of field-based or lab-based research and productivity in sedimentary stratigraphy and/or historical geology
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is sensitive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, administrators and the public

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior teaching experience in Geology at the college level beyond that gained as a graduate assistant
  • Classroom and field experience in sedimentology and Earth history
  • Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate students and undergraduate research


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