Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Oberlin, Ohio
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
Nov 27, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.

The Department consists of six faculty, two staff members who provide technical support for teaching and student research, and about 60 majors. Students actively participate in research with faculty and routinely present at national meetings and co-author papers. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a variable pressure Tescan Vega 3 LMUscanning electron microscope with SE, BSE, and CL detectors with an Oxford EDS/EBSD system, petrographic microscopes for teaching and research, rock and thin-section preparation facilities, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector. Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at:

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Paleontology and/or Sedimentology including a topical introductory course, an intermediate-level course in historical geology with laboratory, and an upper level course in Paleontology or Sedimentology/Stratigraphy with laboratory or in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2018). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. 

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