The Geology Program at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and provide student experiential learning opportunities related to their area of scholarship. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources is home to programs in geology, natural resources, environmental science, earth science education, and geography, which all share a commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Teaching duties will include undergraduate general education courses in environmental geology, an upper level geotechnical course for Construction Management majors, and likely a course in the candidate's specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise suited to environmental geology and geotechnical applications.
Western Carolina University is a >11,000-student, primarily undergraduate, campus within the University of North Carolina system. It is situated in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC. 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. Campus laboratory and field facilities in support of the geology major are very good.
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.
WCU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.
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:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified.
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 teaching philosophy statement; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) a list with complete contact information for 4 references.
For more information, see gnr.wcu.edu or contact the department at 828-227-7367.
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.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.