Assistant Professor of Earth Science & Geography Vassar College
Department: Earth Science and Geography
Duration of Position: Tenure Track
Position Type: Faculty
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Earth Science
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001671
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. 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.
Position Summary and Responsibilities The 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.
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.
Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.
Qualifications Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geology or Earth Science at the time of appointment.
Required Applicant Documents Vita Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References Personal Statement Diversity Statement Transcripts 1 Other 1
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