Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Jan 07, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
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The Department of Geology 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, beginning fall semester of 2021, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The Geology Department consists of five faculty, a lab manager/GIS instructor, and two staff members who provides technical support for teaching and student research, and about 40 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 LMU scanning 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 four germanium detectors (two broad energy). 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:

We seek a colleague for next year with a passion for teaching Earth Sciences to undergraduates. Applicants should have a disciplinary focus on the hydrosphere including but not limited to: Marine Science, Limnology, Aqueous (Bio)geochemistry, Hydrology, or Environmental Geology. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses, including 1-2 topical introductory courses proposed by the incumbent, a laboratory section of a physical geology course, and an intermediate- or advanced-level course with or without laboratory in an 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 2021-2022). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Please see Oberlin College job site for full details.

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