Petrologist/Structural Geologist - Visiting Assistant Professor

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Feb 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

St. Lawrence University seeks a broadly trained petrologist/structural geologist to teach courses that are essential to our program. This one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position will begin August 2018 and is potentially renewable for additional years. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in petrology or a related field with a broad background in petrology and structural geology and related field experience. Teaching responsibilities will include the major core courses petrology, structural geology, and mineralogy, an introductory course in environmental geology, and one or more electives in the candidate's specialty. Our program in petrology is supported by a diverse rock collection, scanning electron microscopy with analytical capabilities and cathodoluminescence, an X-ray diffraction unit, and by four colleagues with interdisciplinary research interests.

St. Lawrence University's Geology Department has a nationally recognized program which emphasizes broad training in geosciences preparing students for a variety of professional careers in geology and environmental science. Active Geology Club, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter, and chapter of the Earth Science Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, encourage students to undertake professional activities at the local and national levels.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Antun Husinec, Search Chair, at Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit