Occidental is a small liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles, and it is among the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the United States. The mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality--one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and pluralistic world. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching, scholarship, and service.
The Department of Geology at Occidental College invites applications for two full-time term (1-2 years) faculty appointments to begin August 16, 2022. We seek two earth scientists to help fill our curricular needs, which include Earth Materials (e.g. Mineralogy), Petrology, Introductory Geology, and an upper-level elective (course descriptions: http://oxy.smartcatalogiq.com/2021-2022/Catalog/Course-Descriptions/GEO-Geology). Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled. This is a benefits-eligible position within the non-tenure track faculty’s union, SIEU Local 721.
A Ph.D. is preferred but ABD will be considered. Occidental is a nationally ranked liberal arts college recognized for its diverse student body and outstanding undergraduate research program.
Applicants should submit a brief letter outlining teaching and research interests and experience, a C.V., and contact information for two references to Dr. Darren Larsen, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled.
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https:/www.oxy.edu/offices-services/humanresources/benefits-information.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources ([email protected]).
As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.