Wilkes University
  • 01-Dec-2016 to 15-Apr-2017 (EST)
  • Geology F00151
  • Wilkes Barre, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Wilkes University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department beginning August 2017. The Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences programs, including Geology, are exclusively undergraduate programs that have a long tradition of personalized learning/teaching experiences with small class sizes, publishable undergraduate research, and hands-on projects throughout the curriculum. The successful applicant would be expected to complement the science and engineering faculty (8 full-time members) and value undergraduate research.

The Department seeks a candidate with expertise in tectonics/structural geology, teaching experience at the undergraduate level in these and related areas, experience mentoring undergraduate level students in research, an ability to work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and a desire to assist the Department in delivering a modern undergraduate geology major. Teaching and/or research experience that bridges environmental science, energy resources, or a closely related field will be considered favorably. Field-based research and an interest in the North American Appalachian orogenic belt are desirable. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the development of a summer geology field course.  Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

Primary teaching duties include courses in tectonics and structural geology, applied geophysics and field methods. We seek a candidate who is able to provide outstanding classroom, laboratory, and in-field instruction and who is amenable to teach courses outside of their specialty area such as hydrogeology, paleontology and energy resources. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students and to pursue external research funding.

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Information on the Department is at: http://www.wilkes.edu/academics/colleges/science-and-engineering/environmental-engineering-earth-sciences/

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

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