About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. 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. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesThe Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in biogeochemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall of 2020.
The successful candidate will teach biogeochemistry, mass extinctions, and oceanography. Additional areas of interest include geohazards and paleontology. The successful candidate will also engage in research with undergraduates during the school year and possibly as part of the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.
Qualifications Candidates should send a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, statement on diversity and inclusive pedagogy, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and descriptions and/or syllabi for an introductory-level oceanography course, an intermediate-level biogeochemistry course, and upper-level seminar in mass extinctions or another topic of expertise. Candidates should also send a description of a fourth course that s/he/they might be interested in teaching at any level.
Required Applicant Documents Vita Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References Transcripts 1 Other 1 Personal Statement Diversity Statement
Optional Applicant Documents Other 2 Other 3
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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. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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