Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Oberlin, Ohio
Compensation will be commensurate based on qualifications and years of experience.
Jan 07, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
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The Geology Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year (with the possibility of an extension to a second year) beginning fall semester of 2019, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The Department consists of five faculty, two staff members who provide technical support for teaching and student research, and about 60 majors. Students actively participate in research with faculty and routinely present at national meetings and co-author papers. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a variable pressure Tescan Vega 3 LMUscanning electron microscope with SE, BSE, and CL detectors with an Oxford EDS/EBSD system, petrographic microscopes for teaching and research, rock and thin-section preparation facilities, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector. Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at:

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses per year in the general area of Surface Processes/Sedimentology/Stratigraphy including a topical introductory course, a laboratory section of a physical geology course, an intermediate-level course with laboratory in geomorphology or sedimentology/stratigraphy, and an intermediate- or advanced-level course with laboratory in Geographic Information Systems or in another area of the applicant’s expertise.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2019). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at:

Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

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