The Geology Program at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Geochemistry to begin August 2017. We will consider candidates across a broad range of specialties, but are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests expand existing expertise in our program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students related to their area of scholarship. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources is home to programs in geology, natural resources, environmental science, and geography, which all share a commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Teaching duties include undergraduate courses in general education and introductory courses in geology, an environmental geochemistry course, and potentially, an upper level course related to the candidate's area of expertise.
Western Carolina University is a 10,000-student, primarily undergraduate, campus within the University of North Carolina system. WCU is situated in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC. WCU and the surrounding area offer a wide range of excellent field and laboratory facilities, on and off campus. Additionally, ongoing relationships with regional institutions offer expanded available analytical facilities.
The candidate should have a PhD in Geology, or related field, at the time of hire; an ABD candidate will be considered. Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.
Candidates with teaching experience are preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online at jobs.wcu.edu and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; 3) transcripts (unofficial acceptable); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) contact information for 4 references. WCU strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities among its faculty and students. Candidates should describe ways their research and teaching activities would help to foster an environment of inclusivity. Please contact the search chair, Dr. Cheryl Waters-Tormey (email@example.com) if you have specific questions about the position or see gnr.wcu.edu for more general information. We will also be available to meet with potential candidates at the Fall Annual GSA meeting in Denver. Complete applications received by January 2, 2017, will receive full consideration.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship