Assistant Professor of Geology

Job description

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the area of soft-rock geology (rank dependent on experience).

Posting Date: November 2, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin November 10, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  August 2019

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Geology will teach sedimentation and stratigraphy, historical geology, introductory oceanography, and an elective course in geology that complements existing offerings.  Additionally, the position requires the integration of undergraduate geology majors into an active research program, advising senior theses, and academic advising.

In addition, the Assistant Professor Geology will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in geology with broad geologic expertise including field geology, and broad experience in stratigraphy and sedimentary geology, or ABD with degree completion by time of appointment.
  • The ability to teach diverse undergraduate students who are interested in geology, geochemistry, environmental geology and earth science education. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior university-level teaching experience
  • Active research in soft-rock geology.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, curriculum vitae,  contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests that specifically addresses how diverse undergraduate students will be integrated into an active research program in electronic form to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:  David Valentino at [email protected], 315-312-3065.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  The geology program at SUNY-Oswego is part of the multidisciplinary Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences including major programs in Geology (and minor), Geochemistry, Meteorology and Earth Science Education.  The department affirms and promotes the university’s commitment to expanding our diversity.  Additional information about the Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences can be found at:

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   




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Posted: 11/2/2018
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