Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tectonics and Structural Geology – Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Geology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be a term of one year with the possibility for extending the term a second year, beginning first semester of 2016-2017, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
The Department consists of six faculty members and about 60 majors. We encourage students to conduct Honors and other research projects. Two staff members provide technical support for teaching and student research. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a JEOL 5600LV scanning electron microscope with an Oxford EDS analyzer, petrographic microscopes, rock preparation facilities, a Pulse EKKO ground penetrating radar unit, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector.

Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at:

The incumbent will teach the equivalent of five courses in the general area of tectonics with preference for specialization in tectonics, structural geology, or a related field.  Among the qualifications required for appoint is the Ph.D degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic 2016-2017. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) Research Statement 5) A Statement of Teaching Philosophy 6) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to  

*By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications received by the 1 February deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to:


No comments:

Post a Comment