Full-Time Visiting Faculty Position in Biology (Geoscience)
Description The Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in the area of Geoscience for the 2020-2021 academic year to begin in August, 2020. Courses will include Introduction to Geology with lab, a geoscience course for non-science majors, a 200-level geoscience course (possibly with lab) in the candidate's area of expertise, and potentially a seminar in the candidate's area of expertise. In addition to contributing to the geosciences minor, upper-level courses must contribute to our Environmental Studies curriculum and should appeal to biology majors interested in environmental science. Courses fitting these requirements include but are not limited to geomorphology, hydrology, oceanography, and paleoclimatology. For more information about the position and our geosciences program, please visit our website: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/geosciences.
Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester (a laboratory section counts as one course in the Biology Department) and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.
Qualifications Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. A Ph.D. in geology or closely related discipline is preferred but ABD candidates in such fields will be considered.
Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests that includes titles and descriptions of the courses you propose to teach, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation. In your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://www.holycross.edu/mission and http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/74028. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 16, 2020. Questions can be directed to Sara Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.