Employment Condition: Fixed Term (9 Month Appointment)
Teach lower- and upper-level geoscience courses that would include, but are not limited to, Minerals and Rocks, Structural Geology, Earth Systems Science, Natural Disasters (or other introductory geoscience courses as needed).
Instruct courses in varied locations, at varied times, and via various media commensurate with department and university needs.
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field.
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study in the field to enhance teaching abilities.
Contribute to student growth and development including student advising.
Provide service to the university and community including the program, the department, the college, the university, the greater community. Support Winona State University's mission to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve.
An earned master's degree in geology or closely related field by August 2022.
Demonstrated expertise related to structural geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology and GIS.
An earned doctorate in geology or closely related field.
Evidence of successful teaching experience in an undergraduate setting including:
experience teaching introductory courses to geology majors and non-majors.
experience teaching structural geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and GIS
Experience in structural geology, tectonics, or igneous and metamorphic petrology research.
Experience in GIS, including the ESRI software suite.
Experience or willingness to advise and mentor students
Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching.
Skills/ability to integrate technology to enhance learning and teaching.
A complete online application will include: 1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
6. At least three letters of reference. Please advise persons providing letters of reference of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.