Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences (Sedimentary Geology)

Clinton, New York (US)
Feb 14, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
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The Geosciences Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a one-year, sabbatical replacement Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences with a broad background in sedimentary geology and related field experience.  Teaching responsibilities will include a required course in sedimentary geology, a topical introductory course in geology, and one or more electives in the candidate's specialty.

Our program in sedimentary geology is supported by an isotope ratio mass spectrometer with elemental analyzer, a scanning electron microscope with EDS analytical capabilities, a small research vessel for inland lake studies equipped with a variety of sonar and coring devices, WD-XRF and portable ED-XRF systems for chemical analysis, and three full-time departmental technicians, and by four supportive faculty colleagues with diverse research interests.

A candidate interested in the position and who meets the requirements above should submit:  1)  a cover letter that addresses his/ her qualifications for the position;  2)  a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy;  3) a statement of research interests;  4)  a complete curriculum vitae;  and 5)  letters from three professional referees who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college.  Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.  Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Candidates should submit these materials to Professor David Bailey via Interfolio at  Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at as well as additional information for spouses and partners provided here: Opportunities for Spouses and Partners.  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community (  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.