Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Mineralogy/Petrology (Tenure-track)

DePauw University Department of Geosciences
Greencastle, Indiana
Closing date
Dec 22, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Mineralogy/Petrology (Tenure-track)
DePauw University

DePauw University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Geosciences at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2022. We are seeking a broadly-trained geoscientist with specialties in Mineralogy and/or Petrology to complement our existing strengths in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology/tectonics, and environmental geoscience.  Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in the liberal arts context, an active scholar in their field, and a contributor to a vibrant, student-centered curriculum in the Department and the University.  Evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy is essential.

Ideal candidates will have the desire and the ability to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year seminars, and to provide a balance of classroom, laboratory, field, and research experiences for our students.  Candidates should have broad interests beyond their specialty.  We are especially seeking a person who can develop and teach environmentally-themed courses for both majors and non-majors.  Candidates are encouraged to maintain a productive research program in mineralogy and/or petrology that involves undergraduate students.  The ability to conduct this research with environmental applications would be viewed favorably.        

The successful candidate will have access to many available faculty development opportunities including teaching, writing, speaking, and critical-thinking workshops, funding for research and travel to professional conferences, mentoring by current faculty members, and summer stipends for course development or research with students. Department funds are available to support course-related field trips during the academic year and field-based courses during our January and May terms.

Candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio ( cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page summary of research interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate, in application materials, a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which promote an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University.  Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2022and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Scott Wilkerson, at

In support of DePauw University's mission and values, we welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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