Assistant/Associate Professor - Environmental Geoscience
Worcester State University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 151407
The Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics at Worcester State University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2023.
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Science, Physical Geography, or a related discipline as well as undergraduate teaching experience. The candidate must be qualified to teach at least 4 of the following: introductory physical geography, introductory physical geology, introductory environmental science, geomorphology, soils, oceanography, and hydrogeology. Additional desirable teaching competencies may include fluvial, coastal or glacial processes and environments; critical zone studies, groundwater resources, applied geomorphology, earth history, planetary geology, and surficial geophysics. Other desirable qualities include an interest in geoscience education, an ability to integrate GIScience and field experience into teaching and research, and an interest in developing field courses. We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented populations in the STEM fields to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates; active engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the earth and environmental science curriculum and growing the department. The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education and small class sizes in a public institutional setting. We offer a B.S. in Geography, a B.S. in Environmental Science, and minors in geography, GIS, physics, astronomy, and environmental and sustainability studies. Department facilities include a field research station on a lake adjacent to campus and a GIS lab. Faculty at Worcester State University are part of the Massachusetts State College Association and the current contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources, after an offer of employment has been made.
Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Worcester State University is a recipient of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, a program that seeks to increase success in STEM academic careers for faculty who are historically underrepresented. Eligibility for grant program participation is not a prerequisite for employment consideration for this or any other position at Worcester State University.
Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting www.worcester.edu/careers, and submitting the following documents:
Application review will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.