Assistant Professor of Geology/Sedimentology, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Meadville, Crawford County
Aug 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Assistant Professor of Geology in Sedimentology. The Geology Department at Allegheny College invites applicants for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2015. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred at the time of appointment; strong ABD candidates may be considered. We seek a collegial, field-based geologist with a strong commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education who will work as part of a small and active departmental team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strength in clastic sedimentology with a process-oriented approach in areas such as basin analysis and depositional systems. Experience with carbonate and/or geomorphologic systems, teaching undergraduates, and/or previous work in geoscience industry will be assets. The teaching load consists of two laboratory courses per semester. Courses to be taught include physical geology, historical geology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, at least one other course to support the department curriculum (based on the strength of the candidate), and college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. The appointee will be expected to advise and work closely with undergraduate students in course work, including senior research projects, and will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarship. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. The Department of Geology has a tradition of high-quality undergraduate education and active involvement of students in research. Facilities include a computer lab with GIS software, Geoprobe drill rig, Rigaku Miniflex XRD, Dionex Ion Chromatograph, Perkin Elmer Flame/Furnace AAS, JEOL SEM-EDS-CL, and well-equipped instructional labs. To apply, send electronic copies of a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, cv, transcripts, and the names and contacts of three references, all as PDF to: Sedimentology Search, Department of Geology, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 16335, Review of applications will begin September 22, 2014. More information on Allegheny College and the Department of Geology may be obtained at: Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.