Worcester State University, Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics, seeks a broadly trained earth scientist for a tenure track position to begin Fall 2020.
The successful candidate will contribute to the department's Environmental Science and Geography curricula by developing upper level courses in his/her area of expertise. Desirable areas may include coastal, fluvial, or lacustrine processes and environments (contemporary or Quaternary), hydrology, or hydrogeology. Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates; active engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the curriculum and growing the department. Other desirable qualities include an enthusiasm for developing innovative an freshman seminar class, teaching a senior seminar, an ability to integrate GIScience and/or remote sensing into teaching and research, and experience in developing field courses. The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education in a public institutional setting. We currently offer B.S. degrees in Geography and Environmental Science, and our average class size is 20-30. Worcester State University is part of the Massachusetts state university system. The contractual teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Geology, Physical Geography or a related discipline by August 31, 2020 and undergraduate teaching experience. Areas of teaching competence must include physical geology and oceanography at the introductory level.
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.
Initial screening will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online at: http://worcester.interviewexchange.com
Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference signed and dated within six months of the job posting.
When filling out your application, you will be asked to submit the names of three references; please list the names of those providing your letters. The university will use the non-confidential letters uploaded by you, and will not request additional letters from your provided contacts. You should upload the three letters of reference individually, selecting "other" as the document type.
Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts to Human Resources. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required.
All documents should be uploaded to your application; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or sent to the following address:
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and EO/AA
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Internal Number: 114262
About Worcester State University
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.