Tenure-track: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Paleobiology, College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Oct 09, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
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The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in the Geosciences or closely-related field with teaching experience and research activity in paleobiology that complement our existing strengths. The candidate must be able to teach Earth History, Honors Geology, Paleobiology, one or more courses in their field of specialty, and mentor student research. We are interested in applicants with field experience who will teach a field paleontology course. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and to seek external funds to support their research activities, with relevant fields being vertebrate or invertebrate paleobiology, paleoecology, response of organisms to global climate variability through time, evolution, and/or taphonomy. The candidate must also be able to serve as Curator of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston by demonstrating evidence of past curation, collections management, using collection specimens in their research, and/or museum experience, and must have excellent communication skills in order to work with donors and the public. For those attending, we can arrange to meet with interested applicants at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Contact Tim Callahan (callahant@cofc.edu) for information about this position.

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 100 majors and offers a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the Geosciences. The Department also provides several of the core and elective courses in the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental Studies and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics. Collaborative opportunities are available with well-established faculty research programs including geochemistry, coastal processes, environmental geology, geospatial sciences, hydrology, marine geology, natural hazards, sedimentary and igneous petrology, seismology, and tectonics. The department’s GIS and Remote Sensing laboratories are integrated with the Lowcountry Hazards Center in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building. The department also hosts the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, which has world-class collections as well as facilities for specimen preparation, preservation, and display.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.