Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology - Idaho State University, Geosciences

Pocatello, Idaho
Oct 12, 2020
Dec 11, 2020
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The Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sedimentary Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2021.

The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program in Sedimentary Geology and supervise graduate students, teach approximately four classes per year at the undergraduate and graduate level including courses in Sedimentary Geology, contribute to department and university service, and contribute to co-teaching a module in ISU Geosciences’ summer field course. We are particularly interested in applicants who integrate field investigations with innovative analytical, technological, and/or quantitative methods to address significant interdisciplinary questions in Earth science.

Minimum Qualifications
An earned PhD in Geology or a closely related field by the time the appointment begins, interest in field-based teaching and research in the Intermountain West, and effective communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of effective teaching; expertise in field-based Sedimentary Geology, with a demonstrated potential for collaborative research incorporating innovative analytical, technological, and/or quantitative techniques; research interests in sedimentary basin evolution or a related field, using a range of spatial and temporal scales and complementing existing departmental strengths; an individual who will value and facilitate collaboration in the department and university; experience mentoring students; and interest in recruiting and working with students from diverse backgrounds.

ISU Geosciences is a leader for innovative field-oriented Geosciences in the Northern Rockies. We are located in the northern Basin and Range, with nearby, field-based opportunities to investigate the sedimentary record preserved in rocks and sediments from Mesoproterozoic to Recent age. Our Lost River Field Station lies in central Idaho, in the heart of the North American Cordillera. We are a field-intensive program that combines field investigations with cutting edge technology and laboratory techniques. The department strongly values our collegial atmosphere and collaboration among faculty here and across the region. ISU is located in Pocatello, in southeastern Idaho, which has a low cost of living and access to premier outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, skiing, hunting, and fishing.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 20, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation. Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Apply online at: https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1122&site=1 

Applicants should submit the following documents with their application: 1) cover letter, 2) statement of research background and interests (maximum two pages), 3) statement of teaching background and interests (maximum two pages), 4) CV, and 5) names and contact information for three professional references.