This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor of Geology in the Department of Plant and Earth Science. The successful candidate will be focused on undergraduate education, with specialization in earth materials (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry), ideally including earth structures (e.g., structural geology, tectonics). Experience or training in other subjects, such as geophysics, oceanography, planetary geology, or environmental geology, is advantageous. The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained geoscientist, has field and laboratory experience, and is passionate about teaching. Experience leading geologic field trips and mentoring undergraduate research is desirable. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision and other funding sources. Appointment date: August 24, 2020.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ph.D. in geology (or comparable discipline) involving a relevant geoscience discipline or degree completion prior to start date.
Demonstrated successful experience and/or training in geoscience teaching and interacting with students, preferably at the university level; this could include significant teaching assistantship experience.
Field and/or laboratory training and experience focused on earth materials.
Demonstrated desire, ability, and willingness to develop and improve curriculum, courses, and teaching.
Training and experience in earth structures.
Documented history of successful undergraduate geoscience teaching or teaching assistantships.
Potential for or experience with mentoring or supervising undergraduate research.
Record of scholarly activity, professional or industry experience.
Ability to strengthen and forge internship opportunities.
Interest in international education and/or experience working/traveling internationally.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Materials not submitted through https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ will not be considered. Submit:
Curriculum vitae (resume)
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering oyour primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level oyour earth materials and other geosciences experience, and oyour applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Kerry Keen, Search Committee Chair Department of Plant and Earth Science email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by February 2, 2020.
A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Internal Number: 5924
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