San José State University
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23791
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
A Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences by start of appointment is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, and a proven record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching is expected. Research interests may include the interdisciplinary fields of paleobiology, paleoceanography, global change/paleoclimatology and carbonate sedimentology and should complement current departmental strengths in tectonics, petrology/geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field geology. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
The successful candidate must have the interest and ability to teach Paleontology and an undergraduate Earth Systems course and will take a leadership role in teaching and curricular development of undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise. Teaching non-majors is also expected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students is required, and external funding must be sought. Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparedness, through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21, 2017
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/strategies, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference with contact information by November 1, 2016 to http://apply.interfolio.com/36824.
Please include Job Opening ID on all correspondence.
Questions may be directed to Jonathan Miller, Chair, Department of Geology, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0102; fax (408) 924-5053; tel (408) 924-5015; website: http://www.sjsu.edu/geology/.
San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
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