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Assistant Professor of Geosciences (Structural Geology)

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Assistant Professor of Geosciences (Structural Geology)

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Jul 28, 2021

The Geosciences Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. We are seeking a broadly trained structural geologist who can teach the fundamental concepts of structural geology and tectonics effectively in the classroom, lab, and field. It is equally important that the candidate has a keen interest in the relevance of structural geology for solving problems in other subdisciplines of the geosciences and in the importance of structural geology and tectonics for addressing problems of societal interest. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate their experience in working with or teaching diverse student populations.

Annual teaching responsibilities will include a topical introductory geology course and a core course in structural geology and tectonics, both with labs and field trips, plus an elective course. The latter must contribute to the Environmental Studies Program at least every third year. In addition, the candidate will be expected to establish a strong scholarly record in structural geology, to supervise undergraduate research projects during the academic year and during the summer, and to participate on a regular basis in department-led field trips, and will have an opportunity to teach during the summer in the College’s Higher Educational Opportunity Program. The position also requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

Candidates should have PhD in hand at the time of application, although we will consider ABD applicants who will have completed the PhD by the start date of the position. Candidates must submit the following materials at 1) cover letter; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement that describes your research plans in the context of Hamilton's undergraduate setting; 5) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses how you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service; and 6) names and addresses of three professional referees.  Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Catherine Beck, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. Our review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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