Assistant Professor in Geology

Carleton College
Carleton College
Sep 22, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
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Assistant Professor in Geology, Carleton College

The Geology Department at Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in surface processes at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2021.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to incorporate authentic research experiences into all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and pursue an active research program that may involve students from a variety of academic disciplines.  We are especially interested in applicants who can foster already strong ties between Geology and Environmental Studies at Carleton.

We welcome applications from geoscientists with expertise in terrestrial surface processes broadly, including but not limited to: geomorphology, groundwater and surface hydrology, Quaternary geology, landscape evolution, the intersection of geomorphology and variously climate and/or tectonics.  We encourage applications from scientists who would make the most of our rural Minnesota locale to incorporate field experiences into their courses and to foster student-faculty research.

The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in the Carleton College Geology Department.  Teaching expectations include 100-level courses (Introduction to Geology and Introduction to Environmental Geology), and 200-level and 300-level courses in surface studies that are of interest to a broad cross section of students.  The new faculty will also advise senior theses, participate in semiannual Geology Department field trips, and co-teach our biennial off-campus geology field studies program in New Zealand.

Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of 2,000, located forty-five miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul. Our academic year consists of three ten-week terms. The Geology Department includes a dedicated Technical Director who facilitates laboratory and field trip planning and logistics.  We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to a vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research, and who have a commitment to attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching goals and interests 4) a statement of research goals, 5) one sample of scholarly writing, and 6) the names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). For full consideration, all application materials should be posted to by November 23, 2020.