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Assistant Professor Mineralogy/Petrology/Structural Geology, Eastern Michigan University

Dept. of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021
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The Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in mineralogy, petrology, and/or structural geology with an expected start date of Fall 2022.

The candidate will be expected to: (1) be committed to excellence in teaching in the classroom, the research lab, and the field, (2) conduct an active research program in mineralogy, petrology and/or structural geology, (3) be able to contribute enthusiastically to both the intellectual and collegial life of the department, and (4) be committed to working with a diverse student and community population. Instruction responsibilities include teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in Mineralogy and Petrology; ability to teach Structural Geology and Global Tectonics is preferred but not required. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to teach introductory-level geoscience courses and direct undergraduate research projects. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability or potential for working in interdisciplinary teams.

The Department of Geography and Geology includes undergraduate programs in Earth System Science, and undergraduate and graduate programs in GIS, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation. The department is an active member of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society program at EMU.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Geology or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate experience or potential in teaching; experience or willingness to run field excursions is preferred. Research, publications, grants, curriculum development, and advising are also important considerations to address in the application materials, as is community engagement/service. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The review of applications will begin January 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. A full posting for this position is available at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and research interest statement.

EMU enrolls approximately 16,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements sets it apart

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Its close proximity to Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing provides rich cultural, social and recreational opportunities.  EMU was founded in 1849 and is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students.   EMU is an equal opportunity employer and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its diverse campus environment. For additional information about the university, see our website:

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