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Senior Lecturer in Geology

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos
Closing date
Jul 17, 2021

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Position Title:

Senior Lecturer in Geology

Job Posting Number:

202141FAC

Job Location:

San Marcos

Department:

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: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts/geography/geology-minor/); 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, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35040.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before June 15, 2021:
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

Review Date:

06/15/2021

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

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.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35040

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

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.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

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. 

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

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.

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Website:
Telephone
512-245-2111
Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
US
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