Assistant Teaching Professor in Geology
Schl of Earth Sci & Env Sust
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This is a non-tenure eligible, full-time position (9-month appointment)
The School of Earth and Sustainability at Northern Arizona University is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor, with an appointment beginning in August 2022. The nine-month position may be renewable based on satisfactory performance and School needs.
The successful applicant will teach Natural Disasters (GLG 112) and upper-division classes each semester. Additional responsibilities include contributing to a positive working environment with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students and providing service at the unit and/or university level as appropriate for an Assistant Teaching Professor.
The successful candidate will prioritize SES's efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion while engaging students, faculty, and external stakeholders on challenging issues critical to a just and sustainable society.
Assistant Teaching Professor in Geology:
- Provide excellent instruction, particularly at the undergraduate level.
- Teach GLG 112 (Geologic Disasters) classes and additional upper-division classes.
- Contribute to a positive working environment with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
- Provide service to NAU at the unit and/or university level as appropriate for an Assistant Teaching Professor.
- PhD in the Geosciences or related field as of August 1, 2022.
- Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- Evidence of effectiveness in teaching.
- Demonstrated experience designing and teaching introductory geoscience courses at the undergraduate level.
- Demonstrated experience teaching geology in the field and classroom, with state of the art technology, including novel pedagogical techniques.
- Ability to teach in the areas of igneous and metamorphic petrology and/or mineralogy.
- Interest in mentoring undergraduate research projects in the geosciences.
- Experience and commitment to promoting success of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Northern Arizona University has recently been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and serves a large Indigenous population. The university is seeking to diversify our faculty to address the needs of our students in the 21st Century. We encourage applications by candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of NAU and who value cultural, ethnic, and racial differences.
Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage
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Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page
. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs
, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606161
, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; this should include a statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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