Assistant Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Palentology

Job description

The Albion College Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology beginning Fall 2019, who is excited about teaching and conducting research with a diverse student body.   The department has five FTE faculty positions and two technicians.


Candidates should expect to teach two lectures and two labs per semester, including introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in sedimentary geology, paleontology, and an area of specialization that will enhance and complement the undergraduate geology curriculum.  The department offers a nationally recognized biennial Summer Field Camp in the Rockies and offers annual regional geology field trips.  Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary collaborations and field-based research and teaching are particularly desirable. Interest in curricular innovation and increasing diversity and inclusion in geology both in the classroom and field are also valued. Candidates are expected to conduct research that includes undergraduate students, participate in co-curricular departmental activities, and contribute to interdisciplinary programs in the college community.

The institution and department have well-funded undergraduate and faculty research initiatives that support faculty travel, teaching, and scholarship.  The department has excellent teaching and research facilities and is well equipped with analytical instruments, and field and laboratory equipment. The department maintains extensive rock, fossil, and equipment storage and sample preparation facilities, along with exceptional curated collections of invertebrate fossils and sedimentary rocks.  


  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in related field prior to starting in August 2019



Application Process:

Candidates should submit an online application including vita, official academic transcripts, documentation of teaching excellence and experience, a statement of undergraduate teaching and research philosophy and objectives, and three references to through Interfolio at

Applications completed by October 19, 2018 will receive full consideration. We will talk with selected candidates in November at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis or by video conference.  Please contact Dr. Carrie Menold, chair, with any questions at [email protected]

            Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.




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Posted: 8/7/2018
Application Due: 10/6/2018
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