Geology-Visiting Assistant Professor

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Geology-Visiting Assistant ProfessorDate: 10/15/2020 The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position specializing in paleoclimate, paleoceanography, global environmental change, geomorphology, surface processes, or related fields to begin September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach a sophomore-level course on Earth’s climate and paleoclimate history with a lab in 2021-22. The position can be extended for a second year if the successful candidate also is qualified to teach a sophomore-level geomorphology course with a lab in 2022-23. Other teaching duties may include introductory geology course(s) and/or upper-level undergraduate elective(s) in the candidate’s area of specialty for a total of four course equivalents per year.

Our ideal candidate will be able to offer both field- and lab-based study of past environmental change and geomorphology in Maine to give students hands-on experience. The successful candidate will have access to instrumentation and facilities in the Departments of Geology and Chemistry for research and teaching. These include a powder-XRD, micro-XRF, SEM-EDS, CHNSO Elemental Analyzer, ICP-OES, petrographic and binocular microscopes, and sediment-sieving equipment. The search committee is especially interested in and who can teach and mentor a diverse student population. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.

Complete applications will include: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy illustrating commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at:

Applications received by January 11, 2021 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to: [email protected]

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time