Monday, August 29, 2016

Department of Geology, Colgate University: Assistant Professor: Sedimentology/Surficial Processes

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Sedimentology/Surficial Processes at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2017. We seek an individual who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open but could include modern or ancient sedimentation, environmental sedimentology, geomorphology/surficial geology, and basin analysis. The successful applicant will teach Sedimentology/Surficial Processes and develop other courses at the introductory level for non-majors and at the upper-level for geology students. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses and involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Teaching courses in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is also a strong possibility, depending on area of specialty. A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their teaching statement how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises eight faculty, a senior lecturer/lab instructor, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, micropaleontology lab, and geophysical equipment. Further information about the Geology department can be found at

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