Assistant Teaching Professor - Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking an Assistant Teaching Professor in the area of climate science to teach core courses, lead curriculum development and supervision, and advise undergraduate students.
The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator with strong skills relevant to the climate science curriculum, which may include courses on past, current and future climate change, how we study Earthâs climate, and societal impacts of climate. The individual will work closely with a team of faculty to build a nationally recognized climate science undergraduate degree program in the department; actively recruit students to the program and lead program advertisement efforts; and may also engage in outreach and public education activities related to climate science, such as to other universities, high school groups and other educational groups, and industry partners. Â
We are seeking candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion. In the department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, and at the University as a whole, we translate the values of diversity and inclusion into action by seeking a diverse faculty and by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, staff, and constituents.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Masterâs degree in Atmospheric Science, Geology, Climate Science or closely related field. - Demonstrated expertise in the study of Earthâs climate system with familiarity of past, present, and future climates.
- PhD in Atmospheric Science, Geology, Climate Science or closely related field.
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching.Â - Demonstrated leadership skills through committee work, program development, course development, and/or other relevant activities. - Demonstrated experience engaging undergraduate students, such as through recruiting, mentoring, and advising.Â - Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. Â
Department/Program & College Description:
Â The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences is staffed by 22 faculty and has an operating budget of about $2.5M. The Department has areas of strength in climate and paleoclimate, microscale and mesoscale meteorology, hydrology, solid-earth processes, Quaternary Geology, and geoscience education. Â Research facilities include a Linux computing cluster with 16 nodes, each containing quad-core processers, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in stable isotope geochemistry, analogue tectonic modeling, biogeochemistry, and glaciology. Programs in geology and meteorology serve a total of ~150 undergraduate majors, and the Department is a principal contributor to the Universityâs environmental science program. About 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students are enrolled in the geology and meteorology graduate programs. Generous support for the Department is provided by an active group of alumni. The Geology Program runs a multi-use, newly renovated field station in northwest Wyoming with a 60-year tradition of providing immersive education for students from across the country.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.