Assistant Professor - Geology & Env. Sciences (Mineralogy/Petrology)

Fredonia, New York
Sep 21, 2017
Oct 21, 2017
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Tenure Track
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About Fredonia:

Fredonia, State University of New York is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master’s granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success.  Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

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Job Description:

Fredonia, State University of New York invites applications for a Mineralogist/Petrologist at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2018. This is a unique opportunity to join the long tradition of commitment to inclusiveness in the Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences.  We are seeking a creative and collaborative colleague who will engage in excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within both our majors and general education programs.

This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


The successful candidate will:

  • Teach courses in Mineralogy & Petrology, as well as contributing to our general education course offerings;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
  • Provide academic advisement to students;
  • Participate in Committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.



  • Ph.D. in geosciences or closely related field by August 2018
  • Ability to teach mineralogy, petrology & structural geology to upper-level majors
  • Ability to establish a program of research in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission


  • Doctoral and/or research focus in Mineralogy or Petrology
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching to both majors and nonmajors
  • Teaching experience in Mineralogy, Petrology, & Structural Geology, Environmental Sciences, and/or Geochemistry
  • Experience and interest in advising undergraduate student research
  • Experience and interest in experiential learning, including leading field trips
  • Experience and effectiveness with instructional technologies
  • Significant publication in the field
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement

Additional Information:

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.  Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching statement which details teaching experience and preferred pedagogies
  • Research statement describing past work and future plans, including the incorporation of undergraduates

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