Oberlin College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Geology

The Geology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, with an option for a second, beginning in the fall semester of 2017 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.

We are seeking a broadly trained geoscientist whose interests compliment those of the existing faculty. The incumbent will teach the equivalent of five courses (lecture course with lab = 1.67 courses), including our introductory course with lab and other courses in their area of expertise. For further details, go to: jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3999 or contact Dennis Hubbard, Department Chair ([email protected]).

The Department consists of six faculty members and about 60 majors. We encourage students to conduct Honors and other research projects. Two staff members provide technical support for teaching and student research. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a variable pressure Tescan Vega 3 scanning electron microscope with SE, BSE, and CL detectors with an Oxford EDS/EBSD system, petrographic microscopes for teaching and research, rock and thin-section preparation facilities, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector. Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at: new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/geology/index.dot

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at jobs.oberlin.edu.

A complete application must include 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) Research and teaching statement 5) Letters of Recommendation from three (3) references.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to jobs.oberlin.edu *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on March 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 17, 2017 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: [email protected]


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last updated 6-Mar-2017