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 geology program to teach core courses at the undergraduate level in mineralogy, optical mineralogy, petrology, and introductory geology. The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator with strong skills relevant to the geology and earth science curriculum with primary expertise in mineralogy and petrology. Candidates with additional instructional expertise in gems and gemstones, surficial processes, and hydrogeology are also welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the course instruction and management for assigned courses and will be expected to create effective instruction and delivery of course topics in-person and online, provide timely return of student work, direct the tasks of the teaching assistant if assigned, and maintain a Canvas page for each course.
We are seeking candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence in Earth science and geology education.
This part-time term faculty position is an 87.5% full-time equivalent (FTE), 9-month position with an initial 3-year term. This position has the possibility of additional course assignment and possible summer appointment both contingent upon budget and staffing needs. Renewal is also possible and is determined by performance, funding, and department need.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Masterâs degree in Geology, Earth Science, or closely related field
Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching in mineralogy, optical mineralogy, petrology, introductory geology at college level.Â
PhD in Geology, Earth Science or closely related field.
Demonstrated teaching in mineralogy, optical mineralogy, petrology, and introductory geology at the college level.
Demonstrated potential in undergraduate teaching in gems and gemstones, surficial processes, and hydrogeology at the college level.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences is staffed by 20 faculty and has an operating budget of about $2.2M. 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, meteorology, and climate science serve a total of ~160 undergraduate majors. About 30 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.
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