Trinity University seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in the Department of Geosciences. The VAP will teach introductory Geosciences courses such as Volcanology, Earth’s Environmental Systems, and/or Oceanography that serve both intended Geosciences and Environmental Studies majors and students taking the course to satisfy a Pathways general-education requirement. In addition, the VAP may teach Geosciences core courses such as Solid Earth Processes.
Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu) is an independent, selective, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869. Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and more than 45 foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium (https://keckgeology.org/).
Essential duties, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties that are not listed below; reasonable accommodations may be made as required. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach a total of nine contact hours per semester (the equivalent of 6 courses during the 2022-23 Academic Year) to support the curricular needs of the department and the Pathways general education curriculum.
Attend weekly department meetings.
The ideal candidate will have:
Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level
Demonstrated commitment to Trinity University’s liberal arts mission
Relevant graduate coursework aligned with the identified teaching areas
A demonstrated commitment to Trinity’s value of intentional inclusion
A willingness to support the goals of the Pathways general education curriculum
This position will be a two- semester appointment beginning in August of 2023, and will be non-renewable.
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REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
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Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references (Lastname_Firstname_Cover_Letter_CV_refs.pdf)
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Statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations (if available)(Lastname_Firstname_teaching_statement_evals.pdf)
Diversity statement: responding to the prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.” (Lastname_Firstname_Diversity_Statement.pdf)
Review of completed applications will begin on February 26, 2023
Dr. Benjamin Surpless, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, at email@example.com
An earned doctorate in Geosciences by August 10, 2023
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is completed in an office environment. May work under pressure to meet office/project deadlines. Must be able to move about freely. Willingness to travel on behalf of Trinity University. Physical demands are light. All lifting is less than 50 pounds. Occasionally, the incumbent will be required to pick up or deliver information to an off-campus office.
Maintaining and satisfying minimum attendance requirements is an essential function of this position. All employees in this job classification are required to satisfy this requirement. This job classification may not include “light duty” work or allow unpredictable or unrestricted absences. On-site attendance required.
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