The Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics at Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in structural geology to start Fall 2018. The successful candidate will support the geosciences program through engaging, student-centered teaching, develop an active research program that involves undergraduates, and actively contribute to service and outreach initiatives that advance the department, college, and university. Candidates will be expected to instruct the following courses: Structural Geology, Plate Tectonics, Basin Analysis, Physical Geology, Natural Disasters, and other courses as deemed fitting. All submissions must be made electronically through Tarletonâ™s employment site. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
60% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.
30% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.
10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Required Qualification: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in structural geology or a related field. ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by time of appointment- September 1, 2018. Candidates must have the ability to apply and teach in a dynamic field environment. In addition, candidates must demonstrate potential for outstanding teaching, potential to develop an active research program that involves students, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skills: Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach additional courses from wider background is preferred, but not essential. A candidate whose research compliments a growing concentration in petroleum geology, particularly those focusing on regional or basin-scale tectonics, petroleum exploration, or subsurface fracturing and fluid flow is ideal.
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five co...lleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student organizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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