Senior Lecturer in Geology

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Position Title:

Senior Lecturer in Geology

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Job Location:

San Marcos


Department of Geography

Position Description:

The Department of Geography at Texas State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Senior Lecturer in Geology to begin in Fall 2021. We seek individuals with a strong interest in teaching geology courses at the undergraduate level and a demonstrated record of excellence in classroom instruction. This hire will play an essential role in supporting the Geology Minor program that is offered by the Department of Geography. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Senior lecturer appointments at Texas State University are made for a specific term, not to exceed five years, pending successful annual reviews and recommendations to reappoint, renewable annually. Senior lecturers may be reappointed to subsequent five-year terms. Senior lecturer duties include teaching function and expanded service activities. Scholarly and creative activities may be encouraged and allowed, but not required.

Required Qualifications:

• M.S. degree or ABD in geology or a closely aligned earth systems science (geosphere) field;
• A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; and
• Demonstrated or potential ability to teach geology courses including physical geology, earth materials, and structural geology.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Ph.D. degree in geology or a closely aligned earth systems science (geosphere) field;
• Demonstrated or potential ability to teach other geology courses (please check the online catalogue for a full list of the geology courses we offer:; and
• Demonstrated ability to supervise graduate teaching assistants and coordinate the teaching of geology laboratories.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To be considered in the first group of candidates, complete applications must be received no later than June 15, 2021.

A complete application must include the materials listed below:
1) a letter of application outlining the applicant’s teaching experience (highlighting geology courses that the applicant taught and /or is interested in teaching), career goals, and commitment to diversity that meets the required and preferred qualifications as stated above;
2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
3) reports of teaching evaluations (if available); and
4) two letters of recommendation.
Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting two (2) letters of recommendation. Please provide the names and email addresses for up to four (4) references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal. At least two (2) references must be received to be considered as part of the complete application. Applicants are highly recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a timely manner.

For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Alberto Giordano, chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]. Please indicate “Geology Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2021

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Legal Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Posted: 5/14/2021
Application Due: 5/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time