Part-time lecturer, 1-year, Mineralogy (Fall 2017) and Petrology (Spring 2018), Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts (US), Boston area
Feb 07, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
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Part-Time Lecturer, Tufts University: Mineralogy and Petrology

Tufts University invites applications for a one-year appointment as part-time lecturer in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) to teach a 2-semester sequence in Mineralogy (Fall 2017) and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (Spring 2018). The successful candidate will be expected to teach these courses along with their labs to mostly undergraduate Geology and Geological Sciences majors. The EOS Department is well-equipped for undergraduate study in mineralogy and petrology with a teaching lab that has petrographic microscopes, a comprehensive collection of minerals and igneous and metamorphic rocks, rock saws, thin section preparation equipment, and a scanning electron microscope with EDS capability. Tufts University is located in the Boston area and is near a diverse array of different igneous and metamorphic rock terrains conducive to field trips in New England.

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in mineralogy or petrology and teaching experience in these disciplines. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Please submit the following: 1) a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy and experience in both teaching and research or practice in mineralogy and petrology, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names (with contact addresses) of three references. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jack Ridge, Chair, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, at  Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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