Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vassar College - Department of Earth Science and Geography

The Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position for the 2016-17 academic year in sedimentology, paleontology, paleoecology and/or biogeochemistry at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.   

The successful candidate will teach earth history and sedimentology at the intermediate level, and will develop an advanced-level seminar based on his or her expertise.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geology or Earth Science at the time of appointment.  The Earth Science program emphasizes surficial processes and is active in the environmental studies program.  The program has ~20 majors and graduates 4-8 students per year.   

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and descriptions of the proposed intermediate and advanced level courses.  Inquiries only may be sent to Jill Schneiderman, Associate Chair, Department of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, 


Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


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