Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Granville, Licking County
Sep 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Geosciences, to begin in August 2019. We seek a broadly-trained scientist engaged in the study of sedimentology and/or stratigraphy that complements our department’s current strengths in paleontology, petrology/volcanology, process geomorphology, and structural geology. Successful candidates should demonstrate potential to be an outstanding teacher, active scholar, and contributor to the continued growth of the Department and University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

We seek a colleague who is committed to teaching excellence in the liberal arts tradition. Ideal candidates will have broad interests beyond their individual specialties and will provide a balance of classroom, field and laboratory experiences for our students. Candidates must have the desire and ability to teach courses across all levels of the curriculum. The typical teaching load is three lab courses per year. In addition, successful candidates are expected to maintain a vibrant and productive research program that actively incorporates undergraduate students.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

All application materials will be handled electronically at  Applications must include: (1) a letter of application addressing the position requirements listed above; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses (unofficial acceptable); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and (5) a statement of your research program in a liberal arts context. In addition, please list the contact information for three persons who know your teaching and scholarship well who will then be requested to upload reference letters. Completed application materials submitted by October 22, 2018 will receive full consideration. Evaluation will continue until the position is filled. For those attending, we will meet with selected candidates at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis and the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington DC. Please contact Dr. Erik Klemetti, chair, with any questions at

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age, or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide at Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.